View Full Version : My VCR Can Automatically Advance Thru Commercials...Why not Tivo Too?
01-02-2006, 06:06 PM
My Panasonic VCR can mark commercials after recording so that during playback, commercials will be automatically forwarded thru.
I just got a Tivo and was suprised that a similar feature is not available. I got spoiled not having to use the remote when watching my recorded shows. Any way to get the Tivo to do this?
01-02-2006, 06:12 PM
Not that I know of. Personally, I just use FF or the 30 sec skip.
01-02-2006, 06:21 PM
Your VCR uses a patented technology which is not licensed to TiVo. (It is licensed to Replay, a TiVo competitor, but they've been forced to reduce its functionality due to lawsuits.)
01-02-2006, 06:26 PM
And if TiVo somehow licensed the technology from Replay, they would get creamed by the networks and other content providers who are already leery of losing revenue due to ad-skipping. Never mind that we've been able to skip commercials ever since the advent of the VCR, some 30 years ago.
01-02-2006, 07:08 PM
FF and 30s skip are your friends. :)
How well does the skip work with the Panasonic?
01-03-2006, 12:02 PM
Not to mention that TiVo actually needs you to use FF rather then skip, since they sell little tagged advertisements to advertisers that are only displayed when FFing.
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