30 second TIVO Ad Skipping

Posted by Drothism on Oct 20th, 2008

Looking for an even faster way to skip ads with your TIVO DVR? If you have a TIVO you probably already fast forward through most commercials, but find yourself talking or getting distracted by something and whizzing way past where you want to.

This quick hack requires nothing more than a few button presses on your TIVO remote control but will let you skip 30 seconds at a time with a single button press. 

Type in select-play-select-3-0-select to turn on the 30 second skip mode. You should hear a “ding-ding-ding” sound. That means you’ve made the change.

The skip button  will now advance your program 30 seconds with each press.

Don’t like it?

Type in select-play-select-3-0-select again, wait for your ding-ding-ding, and you’re back skipping to the end of the program.

Keep in mind that any automatic or manual restarts of the TIVO box will cause the 30 second skip hack to be lost and you will need to re-enter the select code again.

You aren’t likely to violate the TIVO warranty doing this, but, hey, don’t blame me if you start searching for even more select code hacks that do! Hint… more select codes can be found on the TIVO Community Forum.

One Response

  1. #1 Magpie

    Thanks. I do sooooooo hate commercials!

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