I know the 30 second skip code sequence is S (select) P (Play) S (Select) 3 0 S (Select). Worked great on my Series 1 Tivo but can't seem to get it to work on my Series 2 Tivo unit software version 4.0.
Do I press these codes on the remote away from the tivo unit? Appreciate any help. All I get now when I press the skip or advance key on remote is to skip to end of the recording. Thanks
Enter the code while you are watching a show that is listed in the Now Playing menu. I.e. a show that you previously recorded. Trying to enter the code while watching Live TV doesn't work reliably (even if you rewind it back in the buffer).
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The remark about pointing the remote away from the Tivo requires this clarification. When you do this sequence you are telling the TiVo to respond differently to the skip (->|) button, you are not changing the remote itself.
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Here's the secret. Tivo has carefully studied the human brain and reaction time, so when you see the show come back on after you are zooming past at 60 times normal speed hit the forward button (not the play button) one more time to put at the correct speed. It will have passed the point you need to be but TiVo, being smart, uses those carefully studied data to send it back a few seconds to put you right where you need to be.
I had the 30 second skip turned on, but I was so good at skipping the commercials I never really used it... besides I kinda missed the old function of the button.
The 30-second skip works only when in play mode. In any fast forward or reverse mode, the button skips to the appropriate tick mark (forward in fast forward; back in reverse). To my mind, with one extra button push (the click to the slowest fast forward), you end up with the best of both worlds.
Originally posted by csyria
On my S1, rewinding to ticks doesn't work. Is this normal?
This isn't normal if you have a fairly recent software version. I think skip to tick was added in 3.x. If you can skip to tick in fast forward, but not skip to tick in rewind, that is certainly not normal.
Keep in mind that on a series 1 skip to tick only works on recorded shows, and not in the live tv buffer. (skip to tick and skip to beginning were only added to the buffer in software version 4.0, which is series 2 only)
Originally posted by pollylord Is there any workaround for the Toshiba?
Skip itself is a "workaround" for other TiVo's, it's not an official feature. Using 3X fast forward is a very acceptable alternative. At 60X real time, you get through 5 minutes of commercials in 5 seconds.
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I had the 30 second skip working on my Sony prior to today. When I got home it was not functioning so I tried to enter the 30 second skip code. Well, I have done it about 6 times and it has not worked. Is there an issue with the Directv Tivos as of today as to why the skip would not work?
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Re: 30 Second Skip
Originally posted by ingot1 I know the 30 second skip code sequence is S (select) P (Play) S (Select) 3 0 S (Select). Worked great on my Series 1 Tivo but can't seem to get it to work on my Series 2 Tivo unit software version 4.0.
You punch this in and then hit the skip button to use? Does it stay programmed like that?
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The 30 second skip is only programmed as long as the Tivo isn't rebooted. Since the Tivo will reboot it's self when installing an update it will forget the "skip" programming. Just reprogram the Tivo using the 30 second skip code and you will be fine.