wear out the 30 second skip button?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by clovis8, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. clovis8

    clovis8 New Member

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    I have been using my Tivo for about one month and it seems like I use the 30 sec skip button ALOT. I am just curious. Anyone wear there out. It seems like it will go first on any remote, no?
     
  2. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    I have been watching NFL Football for years using the remote - that means 100+ skips a game. Still going strong.
     
  3. LiveBlues

    LiveBlues Master Blaster

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    The remote for my original TiVo is over 4 years old and the skip button has been used heavily over those 4+ years. It's still going strong and hasn't given any indication that it will fail any time soon.
     
  4. keith021773

    keith021773 New Member

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    I use the 30 sec skip buttom very regularly and it's still the best buttom on the remote.. No problems what-so-ever.
     
  5. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Odd how a button that used as intended would be among the least used button on the remote survives so well when turned into the most used.
     
  6. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    I don't think I've ever used it in 4+ years. I just use the FF button.
     
  7. clovis8

    clovis8 New Member

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    you are missing out on the best feature. While watching a recorded show push:

    select
    pause
    select
    30 select

    It was change your life!
     
  8. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    for some yes.

    I tried it and did not like it so much. I kept hitting into the show too much as I am not poised with the remote ready at commercial breaks ;)
    I now do 2xFF and then 8 sec replay adn like the fact that I can "see" commercials in case there is something I want to check out


    I like even more the fact that TiVo has provided us both the features we each want :)
     
  9. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    It just skips 30 seconds at a time, right? And I take it you have to set up the macro above? Which key do you use/what key is it? I don't know if I'd want to switch at this point, as I've become quite adept at FFx2.
     
  10. bidger

    bidger Active Member

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    clovis8, the second button you press to activate 30 sec. skip is play, not pause.

    jen, it's the "skip-to-tick" button. The one that looks like an arrow stuck in the wall.
     
  11. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    yes always 30 sec skip ahead
    it is the skip to end key ->|
     
  12. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    Is the shift button on your keyboard broke or are you just to lazy to capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence ?
     
  13. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

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    It's the key that looks like this:

    ->|

    We have the key programmed for the skip, but it seems that generally you have to examine the content between presses, with the result that the last press puts you some distance into the resumption of the programming. Even with the instant replay button, I find that it's more intuitive for me to FF 3X and skip the 30 sec skip.

    Since most programming now shows a rating box in the upper left when programming resumes from commercials, it's easy to watch for it while FF3X-ing and then you end up right at or just before the start of programming when you hit play. Or at least I do.

    ETA: This isn't a smeek. I'm just more careful about my capitalization ;)
     
  14. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    so you have decided towards the end of the work day to just find posts to give a hard time to?

    PS - it should be broken :rolleyes:
     

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