30 Sec Skip - Can't Enable w/ 6.3

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  1. Oct 5, 2006 #1 of 34
    amarzano

    amarzano New Member

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    Is it just me ?? (ok hopefully it is..)

    But after 6.3 - I could not enable the 30sec skip. (Sel-Play-Sel-30-ent)

    Is this disabled ?

    Is this the wrong code?

    Is there a new code? :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2006 #2 of 34
    litzdog911

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    It's still there. The correct code is ....
    Select - Play - Select - 3 - 0 - Select (not Enter)
     
  3. Oct 5, 2006 #3 of 34
    davidjplatt

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    Code has always been Select-Play-Select-3-0-Select (not Enter at the end) and you have to be in a prerecorded show playing it to toggle it.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2006 #4 of 34
    dimented

    dimented Comfortably Numb TCF Club

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    I have never been in a prerecorded show and it has always worked for me. I always toggle it when I am watching live tv.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2006 #5 of 34
    hybucket

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    It has to be set up while watching a pre-recorded show. I've never read anything about anyone setting it up any other way.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2006 #6 of 34
    kreigerm

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    I typically set the code in live TV (and just did in 6.3a so I know it works). It doesn't matter for me where I enter the code - it seems to work.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2006 #7 of 34
    Twister18

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    Sorry to be dumb about it but what is the benefit of the skip?
     
  8. Oct 5, 2006 #8 of 34
    ShiningBengal

    ShiningBengal Curmudgeon Emeritus

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    Very easy and very quick to zoom past commercials (or anything else you don't care to watch.)

    1 punch= 30 sec., 2 punches= 60 sec., etc. Most commercial breaks are 30 seconds to two minutes, occasionally longer. Four punches is much easier--and faster--than fast forward
     
  9. Oct 5, 2006 #9 of 34
    mgmrick

    mgmrick Haven't broke yet

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    Sometimes the code wil only work when watching live tv and other times only work when watching recorded tv.....try both ways.

    Rick
     
  10. SkyviewGuru

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    Nearly always has worked from Live TV for me; occasionally the receiver tries to change to channel 30, but you still get the chimes indicating it went through.
     
  11. Twister18

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    I understand now. Thank you. You just hit the forward button once for a 30 second skip, right?
     
  12. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Right! Each hit skips 30s most of the time.
    I have noticed that with HDNet the 30s is more like 5s.
    This may start to happen with other channels as well.
     
  13. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Weird, every time I try to do it in Live TV it tries to change the channel.
     
  14. TonyD79

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    You can do it in either live or recorded programming.

    If I do it in live TV, I live with the bogus channel change (I don't have a channel 30) or I hit the left arrow right after the last select to eliminate the channel change.

    The benefit of doing it in a recorded program is that it won't try to change the channel and you can test it immediately as you won't be at the end of a buffer.
     
  15. scottrleo1

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    Is there something I have to do to enable the code?? I put in the code..but it did nothing.
     
  16. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Entering the code is all you need to do. You may need to try entering it again. Don't do it too fast. If you have the sound effects turned on you'll hear three dings after the last "select". Ignore the bongs when you enter the 3 and 0.

    BTW, enter the code again to disable it. And, before you ask. Entering anything other than 30 does nothing.
     
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Not quite true. Entering "9" rather than "3" "0" will give you a clock on the lower right of the screen.
     
  18. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Very true. I was stuck on the "skip" thing. :)
     
  19. toneman

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    Just because you've never read anything about anyone setting it up any other way doesn't mean that it has to be set up while watching a pre-recorded show. Not saying that it can't be done that way, but it is definitely not the only way to do it--I know this for a fact since personally I don't ever recall having to go into a pre-recorded program before enabling 30-sec skip. ;)
     
  20. Todd

    Todd Gee thanks Jeremy...

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    It's real good for football: watch play...30 second skip...watch play...30 second skip....watch play....etc.

    :)


    Disclaimer: Does not work well during a hurry up offense or when penalties are called.
     

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