30-Second Skip

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by kaykay4@sbcgloba, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. kaykay4@sbcgloba

    kaykay4@sbcgloba New Member

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    I've been using TiVo for years. I'm now on a Premiere. I have used this code:
    SPS30S
    to add a 30-second skip function to all my units/remotes with success.

    A friend asked me tonight if I would set up the skip code for her new Roamio. She has the 30-second scan feature and doesn't like it.

    I did my usual:
    SPS30S
    and I couldn't get it to work on her Roamio.

    Checked online and others have had successes and failures. Some posts say to use SPS30S when watching a live show; others say use SPS30S while playing back a recorded show; others still say use an additional Select (SSPS30S) while watching a live show; others, of course say use SSPS30S while playing back a recorded show.

    Does anyone really have a definitive code? Or do I just keep trying these 4 over and over until one of them works???
     
  2. mchief

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    SPS30S while watching a recorded show has always worked for me.
     
  3. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    It can be done even on Live TV, Try

    Select-Select-Play-Select-3-0-Select
     
  5. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Having been a long time TiVo user back in the early DirecTV days, I swore that the first thing I would do with my Roamio is switch it to 30Skip...

    After playing with 30Scan for a while now, I find that I prefer it... I love quickly queueing up 30 second skips and watching the time accumulate, and having the ability to quickly stop the scan if I anticipated too many commercials...
     
  6. Leo_N

    Leo_N Lucky 200 member

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    Check to make sure the service level is OK. While having recent issues with my Premiere I was locked out of the enabling the 30 sec skip (amongst many other things) until everything got fixed.
     
  7. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    What is "service level"?
     
  8. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Look under System Information screen.
     
  9. regor101

    regor101 New Member

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    Try this; it should work on her Roamio and your Premiere to undo the 30 second skip:

    From TiVo Central, select “Settings & Messages”, then “Settings”, then “Remote & Devices”, then ‘Remote Control Setup”, then “Part 4: ADVANCE and REPLAY buttons”, then select “ADVANCE skips to tick”.

    This worked on my Roamio Plus, Premiere and Mini 2.
     
  10. kaykay4@sbcgloba

    kaykay4@sbcgloba New Member

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    An aside ... The long, narrow, standard TiVo remotes never felt good in my small hand. I was always using 2 hands. As soon as I tried using my friend's Roamio remote, I had to have one. Thank you, TiVo!!!

    When I tried using the new remote with my Premiere setup, it had the 30-second skip built in. I don't know why. I started trying combinations of SPS30S and SSPS30S when I was playing back recorded shows, when watching live shows, with the Pause button on, with the Pause button off, with the Tut ad showing, without the Tut ad showing. Maybe I tried other combinations, but by that time I was slap happy, and I don't remember

    I never found one that consistently gave me the 30-second skip or the 30-second scan. So I kept at it until I was back to the 30-second skip and stopped.

    And there you have it!?!?
     
  11. donnoh

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    Sometimes I have had to do it numerous times to work. Don't know why, but when it doesn't work, try, try and try again and eventually it will.
     
  12. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    That sounds like its the 30-sec scan instead of 30-sec skip. If you press ->| jump button, and you can still watch the video as it scrolls rapidly, that's the 30-sec scan. 30-sec skip just jumps ahead.
     
  13. kaykay4@sbcgloba

    kaykay4@sbcgloba New Member

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    I was surprised when I was trying all those combo codes and states that some gave me the scan and some the skip. I prefer the 30-second skip, so when I was ready to stop the test, I waited until I got to the skip, and then I stopped playing!

    Haven't had the chance to play with my friends Roamio setup, but will try again when I can.

    FYI ... When I did it with the Tut ad showing, the first Select brought me right to the ad. DUH!!!
     
  14. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    It should be done either during a recorded show playing or Live TV and never in the menu. When the code works, there should be 3 dings.
     
  15. kaykay4@sbcgloba

    kaykay4@sbcgloba New Member

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    (I'm not being funny or sarcastic ...) Never heard any dings on my setup and heard only two dongs (when I touched the 3 and 0) on the Roamio.
     

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