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30 skip acting up

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SherSlick, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Sorry, that is just a wild-assed guess, and an incorrect one (which not all that surprisingly fits your usual pattern). If it weren't, you could explain it to us, couldn't you?

    We're waiting.

    How is 30SLIP not a "manual function"? It's certainly not automatic. Don't you have to manually invoke it to get it to work? This stuff is really not all that deep; even a chimp should be able to grasp the concepts.

    The algorithm is a simple as "go into FFWD for x amount of seconds per button press, and then go back into play mode". It's not brain surgery. It does not have to calculate a timecode target to jump to or even decode a single packet. The critical difference here is whether the timecode is contiguous or not does not even matter (but it does matter for 30SKIP). Maybe 10 lines of code. The simplest solution is usually the best one.

    Touchy, touchy, VOS. It might be time to refill the prescription.

    Actually, my mother was from the @#%#% family, and my father also has @#%#% heritage. We have a long tradition of @#%#% and even have a @#%#% coat of arms. But calling other forum members names is not really allowed here, and you have already been reported, my potentially questionable heritage nonwithstanding. And @#%#% is still probably better than whatever @#%#% some of the rest of us might have crawled out from under :).

    I also like your new tradition of starting each post with a single quoted word representing what is in your mind at the moment that you failed to understand the simple and obvious. But then I, even if I'm a @#%#%, am also a qualified expert in the field of transport stream technology by virtue of getting paid to work directly and intimately with it every day for the last decade or so, and you...

    ...are not.​

    So out of the goodness of my heart, I'll allow you yet another mulligan.

    That there is so little hope for you only makes me sad.

    I'm out.
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    It's a shame you don't know as much as you think you know, and have to berated others while pontificating.

    Do I need to post the list of the many times you've been wrong?
    Such simple things as:

    • Ohm's Law comes to mind and you not realizing P= I²R,
    • or your great reasoning for where the audio problems lie in the signal chain, but completely omitting the transcoding stage where most of it comes from.
    • What type of splitters are used with DirecTV
    • And then there was the time about scalers where I had to post screen shots to show you were wrong.

    I'll enjoy your "I'm out", if that really is the case, but some how I doubt it.
  3. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

    Jan 14, 2008
    Anyone have a good excuse why this "bug" is still around seven and a half months after this thread started?
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I've got no excuses.
    "The fix" was to be worked on "in their spare time", or something like that, since 30skip isn't supported.
    Later versions don't seem to have it as bad, but I'm not saying it's gone [yet].
  5. May 1, 2012 #105 of 132
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Keep it civil people. Don't make me get medieval on your posts. :)

  6. May 1, 2012 #106 of 132

    allenn Icon

    Nov 19, 2005
    !rolling!rolling!rolling Civil and DBSTALK are not compatible!
  7. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

    Dec 16, 2003
    So this appears to be happening again.
  8. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

    Dec 16, 2003
    Except instead of just not skipping forward, it appears to jump back and keep it in the same place.
  9. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
  10. Rage187

    Rage187 Mentor

    Oct 27, 2007
    That happened to me the other day. Then I realized it was happening because I had caught up with the recording.
  11. Jul 2, 2012 #111 of 132

    Steveknj Icon

    Nov 14, 2006
    Happening here too. It was fixed for awhile, but came back after the last major update a month or 2 ago. Last time, you couldn't FF through them either, you had to stop the show, then go back in and it would skip past it. At least this time around I can FF through the commercial. Only happens on those locally inserted commercials. (which are funky btw, as the commercials I get are for NYC and LI and I live in NJ and would NEVER deal with any of those companies where I live).
  12. brianp6621

    brianp6621 Legend

    Jun 13, 2007
    This hasn't been fixed for me through multiple releases and many months. I guess we shouldn't expect too much at this point.
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Actually for most people it has been fixed. However this is an unsupported function there is no guarantee it will work for anyone.
  14. Sep 2, 2012 #114 of 132

    Rockermann Legend

    Aug 9, 2007
    I've just noticed this happening and it seems very strange to me as it it's only on DirecTV commercials where the 30 Skip fails.

    I can bounce through 5, 6, 7 commercials, but then I'll hit a D* commercial (which is usually the last in the overall break) and it hangs on that one (and fairly close to the end of it) and will not let me skip past it. It's actually kind of a bonus as it keeps me from skipping ahead into the program, but I think there is more at work here. If they're working on adding a feature that keeps you from overshooting the commercial break, that would be wonderful. If it's something more devious, I'll guess we'll have to wait and see what we think...
  15. Sep 6, 2012 #115 of 132

    Rockermann Legend

    Aug 9, 2007
    I still see this happening. I can't be the only one?
  16. Sep 6, 2012 #116 of 132

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    It's not odd that its DirecTV commercials, that fits. It's a bug in an undocumented and unsupported feature, and that's all.
  17. Sep 6, 2012 #117 of 132

    bpratt Godfather

    Nov 24, 2005
    Salt Lake...
    You're not. It happens a lot on TNT but I've seen it on other channels also.
  18. Sep 6, 2012 #118 of 132

    cherry919 Cool Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Happened to me today on a Directv ad while watching last nights Royal Pains. So you are one of many....
  19. Sep 7, 2012 #119 of 132

    brucegrr Icon

    Sep 14, 2006
    Ney, Ohio
    Happens to me on both hr23-700 DVR's and only with Directv commercials.
  20. Sep 7, 2012 #120 of 132

    kikkenit2 Icon

    Oct 25, 2006
    I watch a lot of tv. I never watch live because skipping commercials is impossible. While watching tv the 30SKIP button is the most used button. By far. I find slip worthless, 3x fastforward too slow and 4x fastforward for every half time I encounter. I have been using 30skip for almost 10 years. The old tivo had it and dish has had it for a long time. Directv doesn't officially support this feature. This is unacceptable for the most common function used on their dvr. More importantly directv hides this fantastic feature from almost everybody.

    Most users and customer representatives have never heard of 30skip. Directv is being paid big $$$$ to hide this feature. Posting here has been worthless. Posting on directv's own forums is worthless. The jamming of this button just keeps coming back and is getting worse. Complaining directly to directv about this annoyance is our only hope. Let them know you expect this function to work all the time, hidden and unsupported or not. And yes 95% of the jamming of skip is on directv commercials.

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