TiVo Community Forum

TiVo Community Forum Archive 2
Covering threads with a last post date between
July 1, 2004 and December 31, 2005.
THIS IS A READ ONLY SITE
 


 

SEARCH  |  ARCHIVE 1 MAIN SITE

 
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-21-2005, 06:01 PM   #1 (Print)
sroney
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 33
Skipping Commercials

Is there a way to skip commercials without having to use the fast forward button?
sroney is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-21-2005, 06:15 PM   #2 (Print)
pdhenry
Registered User
 
pdhenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 968
Search this forum using the terms "30 second skip". All will be revealed.
pdhenry is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-21-2005, 08:19 PM   #3 (Print)
litzdog911
TechKnow Guide
 
litzdog911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mill Creek, Washington
Posts: 7,860
Send a message via AIM to litzdog911
It's pretty simple ...
While watching a recording on your Tivo, using the Tivo remote, press sequentially ....
Select-Play-Select-3-0-Select

Your ADVANCE button should now jump 30sec instead of to the next tick mark. Sometimes you have enter the sequence a few times to make it "stick". Press the buttons at the same pace as it takes to say the words.

__________________
Sony SAT-T60 120GB (v3.1.0c2)
HR10-250 HiDef 250GB (v3.1.5f)
R10 80GB (v6.1-01)
Sony SAT-A4, B4 Receivers
Sony KV-40XBR800 HDTV
litzdog911 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-21-2005, 09:49 PM   #4 (Print)
Redux
No intent to annoy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by sroney
Is there a way to skip commercials without having to use the fast forward button?


Why would you want to do that?

Advertisers proffer programming to you in exchange for your agreed-to exposure to their included commercials. You are bound by an implied contract by having chosen to watch the programming in the first place.

If you don't like that idea, don't watch the programming. Your choice.

The same programming, with commercials not included, is almost always available for a price, at a later time. The programming has a greater dollar value without the commercials and you are not paying fair value for the programming under those terms, therefore you have no right to circumvent them.

Obviously no one's restricting your right to bathroom or kitchen breaks, and there is as yet no quiz on the commercials' content should your attention wander. But deliberately employing circumventing mechanisms such as the (soon to be outlawed) fast forward button is not in the spirit of your responsibility to the advertisers.
Redux is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-21-2005, 10:34 PM   #5 (Print)
smoberly
Registered User
 
smoberly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: McKinney, Texas
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redux
Why would you want to do that?

Advertisers proffer programming to you in exchange for your agreed-to exposure to their included commercials. You are bound by an implied contract by having chosen to watch the programming in the first place.

If you don't like that idea, don't watch the programming. Your choice.

The same programming, with commercials not included, is almost always available for a price, at a later time. The programming has a greater dollar value without the commercials and you are not paying fair value for the programming under those terms, therefore you have no right to circumvent them.

Obviously no one's restricting your right to bathroom or kitchen breaks, and there is as yet no quiz on the commercials' content should your attention wander. But deliberately employing circumventing mechanisms such as the (soon to be outlawed) fast forward button is not in the spirit of your responsibility to the advertisers.


That's an ender!

__________________
HR10-250--upgraded with 2nd 300gb hard drive
HNS SD-DVR80
PHILIPS DSR708
SONY SAT-T60
SA Tivo with Lifetime
smoberly is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-21-2005, 10:49 PM   #6 (Print)
gilberto
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redux
Why would you want to do that?

Advertisers proffer programming to you in exchange for your agreed-to exposure to their included commercials. You are bound by an implied contract by having chosen to watch the programming in the first place.

If you don't like that idea, don't watch the programming. Your choice.

The same programming, with commercials not included, is almost always available for a price, at a later time. The programming has a greater dollar value without the commercials and you are not paying fair value for the programming under those terms, therefore you have no right to circumvent them.

Obviously no one's restricting your right to bathroom or kitchen breaks, and there is as yet no quiz on the commercials' content should your attention wander. But deliberately employing circumventing mechanisms such as the (soon to be outlawed) fast forward button is not in the spirit of your responsibility to the advertisers.


this is funny.
gilberto is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-22-2005, 01:56 AM   #7 (Print)
litzdog911
TechKnow Guide
 
litzdog911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mill Creek, Washington
Posts: 7,860
Send a message via AIM to litzdog911

__________________
Sony SAT-T60 120GB (v3.1.0c2)
HR10-250 HiDef 250GB (v3.1.5f)
R10 80GB (v6.1-01)
Sony SAT-A4, B4 Receivers
Sony KV-40XBR800 HDTV
litzdog911 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-22-2005, 06:09 PM   #8 (Print)
sroney
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 33
Thanks
sroney is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 11-23-2005, 11:14 AM   #9 (Print)
dshinnick
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 289
Wait. April fool's day? Anyway, thanks for the laugh.
dshinnick is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-30-2005, 11:09 PM   #10 (Print)
bobcat68
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redux
You are bound by an implied contract by having chosen to watch the programming in the first place.


So is he saying that I can't get up and go to the 'john' because I'm legally bound to stay and watch the commercials? Holy Crap!
bobcat68 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
Old 12-31-2005, 03:49 AM   #11 (Print)
mec1991
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoberly
That's an ender!


P1 Ticket listener?
mec1991 is offline Report Bad Post Report Post
 
Forum Jump
Thread Tools

Go Back  TiVo Community Archive2 > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Help Center

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(C)opyright - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not affiliated with TiVo Inc.


Spider History Index