Sunday, March 20, 2005

Tivo Commercial Killer Hack

They call this a hack, but it's really an Easter Egg. Reprinted from Home Theater Hacks, these are instructions for converting the Tivo (fastforward) button into a commercial killer. Unfortunately, if I read this correctly, it also eliminates the original skip function of the button, which is pretty useful in its own right :(

Bring up any recorded program or Live TV. Then, enter the following sequence on your remote:
Select -> (play)-> Select -> 3 -> 0 -> Select
You'll know the combination worked when TiVo rings out three Thumbs Up sounds; that chiming "bling!" sound TiVo makes when you press the (thumbs up) button on your remote control. Your button will now skip forward by 30 seconds.


At 2:26 PM, Blogger -J said...

Very handy. Do they have a way to turn the feature back off?

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Ben Klausner said...

Not that I can tell, short of rebooting.


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