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30 second skip deactivated for some commecials-again

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bearcat250, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 #1 of 100
    bearcat250

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    This went away for a while but it's back with a twist. Before there were random commercials that the 30 second skip would not work but the fast forward would. The problem went away for a while, but it's back. Only now the 30 second skip appears to be working until you realize that is just moves around on the same commercial. So I have to fast forward through the commercial to get to the next commercial and the 30 second skip works again. Anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 #2 of 100
    gary s

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    I have noticed the same thing.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 #3 of 100
    arvada keith

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    me too, especially the last commercial on HGTV before the program comes back on.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2012 #4 of 100
    Laxguy

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    It'd be really useful for you to state the channel, time, date and approximate location within the recording so others can test it. Otherwise to help you it's a bit of a needle-in-haystack proposition.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2012 #5 of 100
    The Merg

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    This was generally an issue with DirecTV local ad inserts. Basically, an ad local to you that is aired on a national channel. DirecTV has been trying to get this kind of ad insertion going for a while.

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  6. Jun 11, 2012 #6 of 100
    Laxguy

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    Yes, thanks, I just want to see it first hand. I normally FF @ 3x unless it's FB.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2012 #7 of 100
    fornold

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    I noticed the same thing from a recording from Food Network Star from the May 29th episode. It was a DirecTV ad.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2012 #8 of 100
    The Merg

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    I believe that is what DirecTV is using to test the local ad insertions.

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  9. Jun 11, 2012 #9 of 100
    Mark Holtz

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    It was on Discovery channel during Mythbusters on a local insert. I wonder if the advertisers pay extra for do-not-skip.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2012 #10 of 100
    The Merg

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    Nope. Just a bug.

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  11. Jun 11, 2012 #11 of 100
    inf0z

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    FYI
    Fast Forward x4 > 30 skip
     
  12. Jun 12, 2012 #12 of 100
    Laxguy

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    Not sure what you are saying- that FF x3 or 4 is faster than a series of 30Skips?

    Whether yea or nay, I prefer 3x for most FF as I can see just enough to stop it for an ad I want to see, or the resumption of the program.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2012 #13 of 100
    bearcat250

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    I will moniter this and report as it happens.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2012 #14 of 100
    hdtvfan0001

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    hilmar2k

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    That's opinion, one not shared by all (or maybe even most).

    For sports, 30 sec skips are much better. For example, football commercial breaks are always 2 minutes, so stack 4 skips and you get back to the perfect spot every time, with no risk of FF too far and seeing the result of the first play when coming out of FF.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2012 #16 of 100
    Steveknj

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    Same thing happens here. I guess with the last update, they forgot to include whatever patched this the last time it happened. A fix, albeit cumbersome is to stop the playback and then play again, it moves past the commercial (or just forgets the commercial insert and goes to the "national" ad, not sure) and then you can skip/ff.

    My first thought when I saw this the first time, is they are testing a way to disable skipping on demand, so as someone said, advertisers could pay more to prevent the user from skipping, but I've been assured it is a bug, and since it was fixed once, I have no reason to think it won't get fixed again. Hopefully soon, it's really annoying.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2012 #17 of 100
    hdtvfan0001

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    I just re-read your post.

    I'm wondering if it would help to know which specific device you have and what firmware version you have running on it.

    Perhaps one of those factors would come into play somehow.

    Can you post this information?
     
  18. Jun 12, 2012 #18 of 100
    Stuart Sweet

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    Is this with the latest software (0x5CD?) Or should this discussion be taking place in the CE forum?
     
  19. Jun 12, 2012 #19 of 100
    Jon J

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    I see this "feature" on local ad inserts on my three receivers running 5CD and the one now running 5CF. Not a CE download, BTW.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2012 #20 of 100
    Steveknj

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    For me, it's the latest production software (not CE) that was recently pushed to my DVRs (HR22s)
     

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