30SLIP vs 30SKIP

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Which Do You Use?

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  1. Jun 5, 2010 #1 of 50
    -Draino-

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    Which do you use?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 #2 of 50
    jdspencer

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    I use 30s skip as I don't want to see any parts of the commercials (except for the few frames in between clicks).
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 #3 of 50
    -Draino-

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    I use 30SKIP as well....once I remembered it existed!!! I imagine the vast majority of users don't even know 30SKIP exists, unless it's in the manual somewhere.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2010 #4 of 50
    bpjones

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    How about a quick tutorial for those of us who don't know the difference?
     
  5. Jun 5, 2010 #5 of 50
    Justin23

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    Skip goes instantly 30 sec ahead...Slip has you watch that 30 secs in fast mode...

    I use Skip
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 #6 of 50
    hilmar2k

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    To switch back and forth, do a keyword search for either 30SKIP or 30SLIP. It will find no matches, but the change will have been made.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2010 #7 of 50
    jefbal99

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    I think slip is really annoying, Skip all the way :)
     
  8. Jun 5, 2010 #8 of 50
    tonyd79

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    I find I have better control with slip. I can pump in about 5 or 6 of them and stop it if I want to. You cannot stop skip easily nor see how far back you have to go if you go too far.

    I initially went to skip when it was available because that was what I was used to with Tivo but found that (primarily on HD), skip has far less control and is more disruptive.

    I had skip only on my HD Tivo and now on my Fios DVR. I wish I had slip.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 #9 of 50
    SPACEMAKER

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    I've used both but I prefer Slip.
     
  10. tfederov

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    I remember when getting my DECA installed that one of my HR20s didn't like the upgrade so I got an HR24 to replace it. I forgot that the skip wasn't on by default. Took me forever to find the code name but once I put it in all was good. Funny the things you take for granted.... :) Oh yeah, 30SKIP works on the H stand alone receivers too once you get MRV working (for those that weren't sure).
     
  11. spartanstew

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    I concur. Using skip often takes me a few seconds too far, but I can control slip and stop exactly where I want.

    I tried skip a few times watching football and it was practically useless. It always ended up after the QB was throwing the ball or I'd miss a good portion of a play.

    That being said, I don't even use slip very often, but instead use FFX3 most of the time.
     
  12. jasonblair

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    I like slip just in case there is a commercial that catches my eye.
     
  13. webby_s

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    30Skip all the way here!!!

    Here is a request though, can we get the control bar, the time left in the show, at the bottom like the 30slip does. I use 30skip on all my receivers but would like to see the time left in the show with the bottom bar showing up to see how far I go. Please!! :)
     
  14. JACKIEGAGA

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    Skip baby
     
  15. goober22

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    SKIP on my HR20s - but I wish they'd add it to the R15s!

    ... and if I go a little too far with SKIP, I use the back button once or twice. I watch TV for the shows - NOT the commercials.
     
  16. dennisj00

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    Skip. . .I don't want to see the commercials!
     
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  18. Greg Alsobrook

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    Slip for me. I like being able to see where I'm at. :)
     
  19. Michael D'Angelo

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    I agree. Plus I want to be able to see if a new show is coming on soon.

    But the majority of the time I still use FFx3.
     
  20. cadet502

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    I would like to be able to use slip locally ( I like knowing where I'm at), but prefer skip watching MRV, seems to be more responsive.


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