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tivo remote hidden functions I've found. Any more?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by leiff, May 29, 2012.

  1. leiff

    leiff Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Iv'e had my tivo for years and I'm stll discovering new functions. I just figured out if you hit 30 sec. skip button from my recordings menu, you move from newest recorded to oldest recorded. Not to long ago I discovered you could press play on a folder to play entire folder content and channel up or down while playing to quickly start playing next or previous show within folder. Before that I stumbled upon the shortcut to quickly delete by pressing clear button. Any other time saving shortcuts out there?
  2. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    Yeah, that works in most menus. Press it again (when you're on the last item) to jump back to the top.
  4. leiff

    leiff Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Thanks, In thread linked I think I read something about changing x3 speed FF jump back when pressing play but didn't understand directions. Could someone post directions for this please? I hate it after x3 speed fast forwarding play resume throws back placement about 15 seconds or so.
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    That thread is outdated and not relevant to modern Tivos. The only hacks still available are most of the SPS remote codes.

    Depending on what model Tivo you have, it may be possible to do a "prom mod" (hardware hack that involves SMD soldering skills) that allows you to delve deeper into the software code, but that is a taboo subject here.
  6. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Are you aware that you can toggle through a recording quickly by hitting the 30 second skip while the recording is fast forwarding? It will skip to the next tick mark each time you press it. I don't use it a lot but sometimes it is convenient when I want to go forward or backwards a good amount.
  7. leiff

    leiff Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Too bad, I was hoping to change the x3 fast forward resume placement.
    Another use of 30 sec skip button that took me awhile to learn was if you press it while on guide you will move guide 24 hrs ahead. Also if you press channel up or down while on highlighting a show on the right while in guide you can move the selected channel on left column up or down. All these functions I wish I knew from day one. Would have saved a lot of time.
  8. wedenton

    wedenton Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    You can eliminate the jump back by pressing 'Pause' twice. Works at 2X and 3X with no modifications needed.
  9. MacBrian

    MacBrian Member

    Feb 24, 2002
    Awesome! My 2nd TiVo is listed clear down at the bottom of my very long list of recordings -- this is a great way to get to it quickly!
  10. leiff

    leiff Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Tell me about it. Since 2 years ago when I installed a 1.5 TB harddrive Iv'e been wasting allot of time scrolling my long list unnecessarily until I stumbled upon this function accidentally.
  11. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Are these are hidden functions? they've been documented time and again in these forums for years.
  12. leiff

    leiff Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    My fault for not finding these listed functions then. Or pherhaps they could be be more prominently displayed.
  13. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
  14. swerver

    swerver Member

    May 18, 2012
    How about this. I've typed something into the search page and a list of shows pops up on the right. But my cursor is all the way over on the left, on the ouija board... is there a way to jump straight to the show list, without clicking right several times to get over there instead?

    Edit: nevermind, just found it on the pdf posted... answer is advance.

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