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Commercials

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Patron28, May 25, 2013.

  1. Patron28

    Patron28 New Member

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    Is there a faster way to skip Commercials while watching your program with out fast forwarding.
     
  2. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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  3. Volatility

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    In Smart Search enter 30Skip then search it. It will return no results but using this code allows the 30 second skip button on the remote to instead slip 30 seconds allowing a true 30 second skip feature. The advantage of this is that it eliminates the few second fast-forwarding of 30 seconds of content.
     
  4. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    Are you aware that Fast Forward has 4 speeds ? Each press of the button will increase the speed.
    I usually use FF2 or 3 and watch the time on the bar. Most commercial segments are 4 to 5 minutes.
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Using "30SKIP" is faster than "30SLIP". Also, 30SLIP is the default for the skip forward button and is not a true "skip" feature, you still see the commercials with 30SLIP.
     
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I frequently use FF 3x for commercials, as I find 4x pops ahead erratically. 30SKIP is great between snaps in FB unless it's a hurry-up O, or a short series of commercials (rare, now).
     
  7. Volatility

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    meant 30skip, editing that post
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Ya, I use 30SKIP all the time.
     
  9. tonyd79

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    I use slip. It is quite fast but I can predict landing better.
     

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