Saturday, October 18

30 Second Skip on Comcast silver remotes

Hello readers and maybe even some readers with Comcast digital cable with HGTV DVRs - not that the latter matters.
Since we gave up Netflix a few months ago, we have been mainly just watching our favorite shows on DVR later at night after Hadley is asleep. This means a lot more recording and a lot more skipping commercials. I have been wanting to find a way to skip in 30 second increments that I have heard others doing. Well, here it is, all lined out for you. Enjoy missing those commercials.

Add 30-Second Skip

Use the technique below to map an unused or unneeded button on the "silver" remote to the 30-second skip command.

I chose the 'A / Lock' button since many users don't need that function.

  1. Press the "Cable" button at the top of the remote to put it into Cable Box control mode.
  2. Press and hold the "Setup" button until the "Cable" button blinks twice.
  3. Type in the code 994. The "Cable" button will blink twice.
  4. Press (do not hold) the "Setup" button.
  5. Type in the code 00173.
  6. Press whatever button you want to map the 30-second skip command to (ex: A / Lock). The
    "Cable" button will blink twice if successful.

1 comment:

Molly said...

Can you figure out how to do this with a Tivo, too, please?

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