30SLIP vs 30SKIP

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by -Draino-, Jun 5, 2010.

Which Do You Use?

  1. 30SLIP

    0 vote(s)
  2. 30SKIP

    78 vote(s)
  1. bpjones

    bpjones Cool Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thanks for the tip!
  2. Steve Robertson

    Steve Robertson Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2005
    Skip for me I tried slip for 1 night and did not like it
  3. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    Tried both, but preferred slip. The wife prefers FF3 or FF4.
  4. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    Bingo! I load up 6-16 slips and just hit Play when I see the commercial break is over. Slip is far better for Sports too, Football in particular.
  5. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    No contest - skip
  6. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Hint: Press Play before using skip. Then you can see the status bar.
  7. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    Ya I know, I do do that but it's just that extra step, ya know :grin: Also the banner goes away after 2-4 seconds. So it's gone before you would be back to programing.

    But I think it wouldn't be hard to just add it into the skip way of things :)
  8. bakers12

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

    May 29, 2007
    Chicago -...
    I vote for "none of the above." I always fast-forward.
  9. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Slip - 5x or 6x (usually tweek it based on the network and after the first commerical).

    Takes just a few seconds, and we get to see some of the ads (future programs, occasional movie promo.... just about anything... there are value to commercials... we just don't want to sit through several minutes of them.

    I can't stand skip... never have, even going back to my TiVo days.
    Just jumping into the show... just bugs me, especially since it isn't an exact time segment.

    Use slip all the time to catchup on recorded sporting events.
    One slip is typically perfect between snaps in football.
  10. cheesedjdj

    cheesedjdj Legend

    Jan 20, 2010
    I initially used skip but in my mind that took too long to I went to skip and prefer it overall. Usually if i go to far i'll just skip back a couple of times. Although there are times in which i would have preferred slip so I do kind of wish that there was an easier way to switch between the two.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    I am kind of shocked at how lopsided this poll is. I tried Skip for a few days awhile back and hated it. I like Slip because I can see where to stop and can see previews for and the like. I guess it's about control for me.
  12. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Once I found 30Skip I never looked back.
  13. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon

    Aug 10, 2008
    I voted SLIP because that's what I thought I was using but reading some of the remarks, I think I'm just fast-forwarding! So, please enlighten me -- what button do you press for 30SKIP/30SLIP?
  14. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    The skip/slip button which looks like this:


    (Hope that rendered well, it is a right arrow with a vertical line to its right.)
  15. jasonblair

    jasonblair Icon

    Sep 5, 2006
    Speaking of which, my mother, aunt, sisters, grandmother, past and current girlfriend all use FF during commercials, despite my repeated education about the skip/slip button... What is with female aversion to skip/slip?!?!?
  16. BJM

    BJM Godfather

    Dec 9, 2006
    Skip. Don't need to see what I am missing.

    For football, it's true, teams vary in their approach to breaking out of the huddle (if they even use one - see the Colts) so skip can be trickier. Plus their play clock is 25sec so occasionally to 30SKIP misses the beginning of the play. Faster than slip, no doubt.
  17. menkelis

    menkelis AllStar

    Jun 26, 2007
    I use SKIP. For 99% of the shows I watch it takes 4 stacked up.
  18. VARTV

    VARTV Godfather

    Dec 14, 2006
    +1... and we're pretty good at it over here...
  19. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Been using Skip for a couple weeks. Always used Slip before and now that I have switched, my wife is very annoyed. Fortunately I control the remotes. :)

    Seems to work perfectly during baseball games and fights. But, like TiVos, I sometimes Skip too far during regular programming and have to suffer with much derision while I try to find the start point. My wife has always used FF, even with TiVos. It's pretty funny now, but soon I expect to be forced back to Slipping. I might control the remotes, but she controls...

  20. Lee L

    Lee L Hall Of Fame

    Aug 15, 2002
    We had a Dishplayer way back in the day and it had a 30skip. Both my wife and I thought for sure we could never do without a skip. Then we started using the HR10-250 and you had to enter the code to set the skip whenever the box rebooted. So, my wife would use just FF or REW until I could renter it.

    Eventually, we both realized, it was so much less jarring. She especially hates the Skip and doens not really like Slip much either, so we primarily will FF. Plus, we can see enough of the commercials that we have caught some upcoming shows or evnts we would have probably missed with skip.

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