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May 27, 2005 1:52:43 AM

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I just got the newest service upgrade today (the TiVo to go). I
noticed my 30 second fast forward stopped working. No big deal since
this always happens with an service upgrade or when Tivo loses power.
However, this time I cannot enable this "Easter egg" any more. I hit
the [SELECT] - [PLAY] - [SELECT] - [3] - [0] - [SELECT] combination
but it will not work. It always worked before. So now I am stuck
without this "feature", which I depend on every day. Without it I am
lost (damn commercials)!!! Anyone have any help or experienced this
recently? I don't know why this is not a standard button on the Tivo.
It is on other DVR cable box remotes. Lame.

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Anonymous
May 27, 2005 2:23:34 AM

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Blade wrote:
> I just got the newest service upgrade today (the TiVo to go). I
> noticed my 30 second fast forward stopped working. No big deal since
> this always happens with an service upgrade or when Tivo loses power.
> However, this time I cannot enable this "Easter egg" any more. I hit
> the [SELECT] - [PLAY] - [SELECT] - [3] - [0] - [SELECT] combination
> but it will not work. It always worked before. So now I am stuck
> without this "feature", which I depend on every day. Without it I am
> lost (damn commercials)!!! Anyone have any help or experienced this
> recently? I don't know why this is not a standard button on the Tivo.
> It is on other DVR cable box remotes. Lame.

I've got 7.1b(.something) which I believe is the latest, and my 30
second skip works fine.

For what it's worth, Tivo may keep the 30 second skip as an unsupported
feature to keep the broadcasters off their backs. ReplayTV implemented
full commercial skip capability and caught hell from the broadcasters
until they removed it.

Sometimes the reason behind something is political, not technical.

Randy S.
May 27, 2005 7:41:55 AM

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Blade <blade@nospam.net> wrote in news:vvuc91dl44dsoffc003gp25i08sd07mceo@
4ax.com:

> recently? I don't know why this is not a standard button on the Tivo.
> It is on other DVR cable box remotes. Lame.

No it isn't.

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May 27, 2005 1:48:34 PM

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"Blade" <blade@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:vvuc91dl44dsoffc003gp25i08sd07mceo@4ax.com...
>I just got the newest service upgrade today (the TiVo to go). I
> noticed my 30 second fast forward stopped working. No big deal since
> this always happens with an service upgrade or when Tivo loses power.
> However, this time I cannot enable this "Easter egg" any more. I hit
> the [SELECT] - [PLAY] - [SELECT] - [3] - [0] - [SELECT] combination
> but it will not work. It always worked before. So now I am stuck
> without this "feature", which I depend on every day. Without it I am
> lost (damn commercials)!!! Anyone have any help or experienced this
> recently? I don't know why this is not a standard button on the Tivo.
> It is on other DVR cable box remotes. Lame.


You have to be sure to enter the code while you are playing back a recorded
program. It doesn't work on Live TV. Give that a try.

Barry
Anonymous
May 27, 2005 2:40:40 PM

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In article <S1Cle.1149$MI4.485@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>, Barry
<Barry@noneofyourbeeswax.com> wrote:

> "Blade" <blade@nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:vvuc91dl44dsoffc003gp25i08sd07mceo@4ax.com...
> >I just got the newest service upgrade today (the TiVo to go). I
> > noticed my 30 second fast forward stopped working. No big deal since
> > this always happens with an service upgrade or when Tivo loses power.
> > However, this time I cannot enable this "Easter egg" any more. I hit
> > the [SELECT] - [PLAY] - [SELECT] - [3] - [0] - [SELECT] combination
> > but it will not work. It always worked before. So now I am stuck
> > without this "feature", which I depend on every day. Without it I am
> > lost (damn commercials)!!! Anyone have any help or experienced this
> > recently? I don't know why this is not a standard button on the Tivo.
> > It is on other DVR cable box remotes. Lame.
>
>
> You have to be sure to enter the code while you are playing back a recorded
> program. It doesn't work on Live TV. Give that a try.


The sequence can sometimes be stubborn to enter, and repeated attempts
can fail. I've found it helpful to press the Replay button just before
re-entering the code. Doing so seems to clear the "bad" code, or at
least it puts a wall between the bad code and the new code being
entered.
Anonymous
May 27, 2005 3:37:23 PM

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I'm sorry, I can't seem to find the "easter egg" total instructions here
in this string. I did the combination below, but not sure what to do
then to get it to skip 30 seconds. I looked above and couldn't find it.
could someone give the total story on this easter egg. I'd really
appreciate it. sounds cool.
DAve

Dr. Personality wrote:
> In article <S1Cle.1149$MI4.485@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>, Barry
> <Barry@noneofyourbeeswax.com> wrote:
>
>
>>"Blade" <blade@nospam.net> wrote in message
>>news:vvuc91dl44dsoffc003gp25i08sd07mceo@4ax.com...
>>
>>>I just got the newest service upgrade today (the TiVo to go). I
>>>noticed my 30 second fast forward stopped working. No big deal since
>>>this always happens with an service upgrade or when Tivo loses power.
>>>However, this time I cannot enable this "Easter egg" any more. I hit
>>>the [SELECT] - [PLAY] - [SELECT] - [3] - [0] - [SELECT] combination
>>>but it will not work. It always worked before. So now I am stuck
>>>without this "feature", which I depend on every day. Without it I am
>>>lost (damn commercials)!!! Anyone have any help or experienced this
>>>recently? I don't know why this is not a standard button on the Tivo.
>>>It is on other DVR cable box remotes. Lame.
>>
>>
>>You have to be sure to enter the code while you are playing back a recorded
>>program. It doesn't work on Live TV. Give that a try.
>
>
>
> The sequence can sometimes be stubborn to enter, and repeated attempts
> can fail. I've found it helpful to press the Replay button just before
> re-entering the code. Doing so seems to clear the "bad" code, or at
> least it puts a wall between the bad code and the new code being
> entered.
Anonymous
May 27, 2005 3:38:16 PM

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On Fri, 27 May 2005 09:48:34 GMT, "Barry" <Barry@noneofyourbeeswax.com>
wrote:

> You have to be sure to enter the code while you are playing back a recorded
> program. It doesn't work on Live TV. Give that a try.

Actually it does but it's harder to enter reliably there because the
buttons can cause other things to happen while you're doing it.

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Anonymous
May 27, 2005 4:19:17 PM

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In article <Q6Hle.9204$6k7.6931@bignews4.bellsouth.net>, DAve Allison
<dave1225@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> I'm sorry, I can't seem to find the "easter egg" total instructions here
> in this string. I did the combination below, but not sure what to do
> then to get it to skip 30 seconds. I looked above and couldn't find it.
> could someone give the total story on this easter egg. I'd really
> appreciate it. sounds cool.


Use the Advance button to skip ahead 30 seconds. If you are
fast-forwarding or rewinding at any speed (1x, 2x, 3x), the Advance
button will take you instantly to the next nearest time tick.
May 27, 2005 8:12:46 PM

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* DAve Allison Wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:

>
> I'm sorry, I can't seem to find the "easter egg" total
> instructions here in this string. I did the combination below, but
> not sure what to do then to get it to skip 30 seconds. I looked
> above and couldn't find it. could someone give the total story on
> this easter egg. I'd really appreciate it. sounds cool.

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=1...

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Anonymous
May 27, 2005 9:55:01 PM

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"Dr. Personality" <affable@no.com.invalid> wrote in message news:270520051040408391%affable@no.com.invalid...
....
>
> The sequence can sometimes be stubborn to enter, and repeated attempts
> can fail. I've found it helpful to press the Replay button just before
> re-entering the code. Doing so seems to clear the "bad" code, or at
> least it puts a wall between the bad code and the new code being
> entered.

When you successfully enter the 30 second skip button presses, the modification
will seem to fail on every two attempts. Executing the button sequence an
even number of times will leave the DVR as it was before you started.

If you press the buttons while watching live TV and quickly "Clear" after
the last button press, you can prevent the jump to channel 30.
June 14, 2005 7:28:06 PM

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On 27 May 2005 03:41:55 GMT, Howard <stile99@email.com> wrote:

>Blade <blade@nospam.net> wrote in news:vvuc91dl44dsoffc003gp25i08sd07mceo@
>4ax.com:
>
>> recently? I don't know why this is not a standard button on the Tivo.
>> It is on other DVR cable box remotes. Lame.
>
>No it isn't.

It is on my Comcast remote because I programmed it that way. You can
assign the 30 second skip to any key you want and it stays with the
remote. Powering off the DVR has no effect on it.

Far superior to the Tivo "hack". But then everything about Tivo
is pretty inferior compared to the Comcast DVR's.

Sean
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