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Has skip back gotten shorter?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by unixguru, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Feb 7, 2013 #1 of 10

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    I can't recall when I first noticed this. Could have been when I first got the HR34 last summer. Maybe it is worse now that I'm using a C31 primarily.

    It used to be that skip back seemed to be around 15 seconds. Now it seems to be around 5, or less.

    I have 30SKIP set.
  2. Feb 7, 2013 #2 of 10

    grecorj Legend

    Jan 20, 2008
    I always thought it was 8 seconds.
  3. Feb 7, 2013 #3 of 10

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    I seem to remember it being referred to as 6 sec, but either way it wasn't ever 15 sec.
  4. Feb 7, 2013 #4 of 10

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Ok, maybe my memory is going. My rough measurement is 5-6 seconds. Sure seems less than it used to be.
  5. Feb 7, 2013 #5 of 10
    Ned C

    Ned C Just me being me DBSTalk Club

    Mar 6, 2008
    Racine WI
    How does a user set it? My HR34 is really fast, especially on a 3xFF, and sometimes even skips forward. Just a little annoying.
  6. Feb 7, 2013 #6 of 10

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    It's been 6 seconds since the HR20 in 2006. It's been tested by several here using the HDNet Test Pattern, that apparently they no longer broadcast.
  7. Feb 7, 2013 #7 of 10
    Bill Broderick

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    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    I was just discussing that button with a friend. I love and hate that button at the same time. I have a Harmony remote. So, the button that I use for the 6 second reverse on DirecTV is used for the Prev Chapter on my DVD player. I can't count the number of times that I've forgotten that I'm watching a disc instead of DVD and hit that button after a "what did he just say" and end up going back to the beginning of the chapter.
  8. Feb 8, 2013 #8 of 10

    elbodude Legend

    Jul 13, 2006
    Are we talking about pressing the Play button during the FF, that seems to skip back about 6 seconds. Or do you mean the 'skip back' button?
  9. Feb 8, 2013 #9 of 10
    Mike Greer

    Mike Greer Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    Its about 6 seconds coming out of FastForward unless its over MRV then it could be much much longer.:(
  10. unixguru

    unixguru Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    I mean the skip back button. Typical usage for me is skip forward (I'm using 30SKIP) several times, overshoot, skip back.

    Ads are getting so bad that sometimes I quickly hit skip forward 8+ times and it still drops into an ad so I hit a few more (yes, that's right, 5 minutes of ads). When I overshoot it seems like I have to do a lot more skip backs than I used to.

    So maybe it's not the skip back by itself. Maybe it has something to do with "dropping out of warp".

    Not MRV but C31 client which may also explain some of it.

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