My VCR Can Automatically Advance Thru Commercials...Why not Tivo Too?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ottomatic, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. ottomatic

    ottomatic New Member

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    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?
     
  2. Gregor

    Gregor Wear Your Mask! TCF Club

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    Not that I know of. Personally, I just use FF or the 30 sec skip.
     
  3. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    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.)
     
  4. mportuesi

    mportuesi As seen on TV

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    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.
     
  5. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    FF and 30s skip are your friends. :)

    How well does the skip work with the Panasonic?
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    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.

    Dan
     

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