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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. Sep 2, 2012 #81 of 100
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'll say again, this is not so e sort of conspiracy designed to force you to watch ads. It's a simple fact that this undocumented, unsupported feature is not tested when new software comes out. Period.

    30-second slip still works fine, as does FF.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2012 #82 of 100
    veryoldschool

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    Are you suggesting I should takeoff my tinfoil hat?
     
  3. Sep 2, 2012 #83 of 100
    jdspencer

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    Then why don't we see this on all channels when using 30s skip?

    Probably has to do with the iframe or pframe the skip starts on?
    Now that's the extent of what I know about how video is recorded. :)
     
  4. Sep 2, 2012 #84 of 100
    jimmie57

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    The slip or skip would be great if it could be adjusted to something other than 30 seconds.
    Since most of the batches of commercials are about 5 minutes long it takes 10 presses of the button to get over the commercials. I use the FF3 speed and zip right by them.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2012 #85 of 100
    veryoldschool

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    The locally inserted commercials. DirecTV buys the time, but then adds their own locally targets in the DVR. This local insertion is what is having problems with the 30skip.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2012 #86 of 100
    RunnerFL

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    I haven't had this issue on any of my DVRs. I guess I don't live in an area that uses local insertion ads.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2012 #87 of 100
    The Merg

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    I believe they are still testing it and only in selected markets.

    - Merg
     
  8. Sep 3, 2012 #88 of 100
    MIKE0616

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    That is what it seems like, some marketing guru has decided to piss off current subscribers who use DVRs to buffer or record to rub in the new deals they are offering new subscribers or movers. :D

    Looks like will just use 30sllip for sports and 30skip for everything else. Easy nuff to do with "recent searches" of "smart search" until next update.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2012 #89 of 100
    nickff

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    How does something like this appear after months of use on a NR? Shouldn't it be acting up from the get-go?
     
  10. Sep 3, 2012 #90 of 100
    Laxguy

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    It'd be musch easier to track that if folks would cite what program, station number, time, and their location if not in their profile and visible.

    [I don't see it as I always FF 3x through commercial blocks, 30SKIP for FB games, but I'd test if given specifics.]
     
  11. Sep 3, 2012 #91 of 100
    jdspencer

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    Thanks, that sound like a reasonable explanation of the problem. I'll try to keep track of when it happens. Most recently, I've noticed it with DirecTV ads on TNT.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2012 #92 of 100
    JoeTheDragon

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    DirecTV buys the time??

    I think it's like cable where at the same times they put local ad's in.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2012 #93 of 100
    veryoldschool

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    You may be more accurate.
    It doesn't really change that DirecTV ads are being replaced in the DVR with more locally targeted ads though.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2012 #94 of 100
    Stuart Sweet

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    Your region may just now be getting the local insertions from DIRECTV.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2012 #95 of 100
    jtudor

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    My problem with the locally inserted commercials is that they are 3 db or more louder than the rest of the programming, and I have to grab the remote everytime one comes on.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2012 #96 of 100
    MIKE0616

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    Good nuff, last night they were all over the ESPN broadcast of the Ga Tech game and were the D* ads that has a partnership on screen with CenturyStink. My spots come from Ft Wayne, IN. (Guess I should update my location since now in frozen north, not sunny south any more.)

    Also using HR 24 DVRs with latest NR on them.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2012 #97 of 100
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    Finally happened to me watching History Channel last night, 30 sec. slip would not work through Directv ad. Like originally posted, it appears to "slip" but just starts at the begining of the DTV ad. I thought something was wrong with my HR24, then I remembered this post! FF worked fine.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2012 #98 of 100
    dpeters11

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    So you were trying to slip and not skip?
     
  19. Sep 10, 2012 #99 of 100
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    Just had one watching MNF at about 1 hour in. It was a Jack In the Box commercial. It wouldn't skip. FF through.

    What was weird was that after FF through, stopped at the next commercial (Joe Thiesman talking about his bathroom issues). Hit skip and it jumped back to the Jack In the Box commercial.
     
  20. MIKE0616

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    This just gets better and better. Was watching SportsCenter on ESPN @ 6 last nite (EDST) and D* had a slew of ads on it that didn't appear to be local ones (no inserts for CenturyStink as the usual culprits have been) and as usual the 30skip didn't work and NEITHER did FF. If I attempted to skip or FF, it went back to beginning of ad! WTH? Was watching buffered about 5 minutes, so only way around the ads was to change channels and then come right back to ESPN as the ad was no longer showing.

    The truly ironic part of this whole frustrating thing was the ad that was really flaky with this (and made me finally do the channel change thing) was the one about refer your friends and family. :D
     

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