The DirecTV high-definition Tivo satellite receiver (HR10-250) lacks
the convenient 30-second forward skip button that ReplayTV and
UltimateTV users enjoy.. Out of the box, the HD/Tivo receiver lets you
skip commercials only by fast-forwarding and then pressing play at just
the right instant — possible, but not very convenient. With the
following 30 second skip button feature, you can press the skip button
once for each advertisement in the commercial break. We have verified
this feature with the HR10-250, and believe that it works with other
Tivo models. We offer this as a tip only, not as a guarantee as the
feature could change in the future.
enable the 30-second skip feature on this button:
- Start any previously-recorded show playing.
- While playing, press SELECT, then PLAY, then SELECT,
then 3, then 0, and finally SELECT again.
- Hear three bongs (assuming that you have Tivo sounds
- To revert the button it its original function,
repeat the process.
Note that this setup isn't permanent. You will have to repeat the
process anytime that the receiver reboots, such as after losing power or
after a software upload. You might want to make a label with these
instructions and put it on the back of your remote control.