• NICE AND EASY: Skip commercials with DIRECTV



    There's a hidden feature on every DIRECTV DVR (even Genie.) It means you never have to see another commercial again. How do you do it?

    Start by pressing {MENU}.
    Arrow down to "Search and Browse" and press {SELECT}.
    Arrow over to "Smart Search" and press {SELECT}.
    Type the word 30SKIP and press the {RED} button (not the {RECORD} button.)
    With "All" highlighted, press {SELECT}.


    You will see a message that there are no matching programs, that's ok. However, you've just enabled a hidden feature that lets you skip past commercials instantly by pressing the {SLIP} button, the one to the right of the {STOP} button on older remotes and just above the fast forward button on Genie remotes.

    If you want to disable this feature, go through the same steps but type the word 30SLIP instead.

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    1. stvlush's Avatar
      stvlush -
      Tried it. FAIL. Doesn't work on C61-100 Clients connected to HR-44/500, and since I watch 90% of my TV on the clients, this doesn't help.

      Why does DTV run many, many minutes of repeating, obnoxious commercials before on demand shows even begin? Today I watched 10 minutes of ads for Detox programs, drug class action suits, Andersen windows, etc. Some of the commercials were incomplete. Most repeated multiple times. I don't know if there was actually any programing. The progress bar did not advance during the ads and even after trying the above hack, there was no way to advance through them. Horrible. Will be cutting the cord when my contract expires.
    1. ImMundt's Avatar
      ImMundt -
      Quote Originally Posted by stvlush View Post
      Tried it. FAIL. Doesn't work on C61-100 Clients connected to HR-44/500, and since I watch 90% of my TV on the clients, this doesn't help.

      Why does DTV run many, many minutes of repeating, obnoxious commercials before on demand shows even begin? Today I watched 10 minutes of ads for Detox programs, drug class action suits, Andersen windows, etc. Some of the commercials were incomplete. Most repeated multiple times. I don't know if there was actually any programing. The progress bar did not advance during the ads and even after trying the above hack, there was no way to advance through them. Horrible. Will be cutting the cord when my contract expires.
      It's not bad enough i basically hand DTV my check every month but now newer OD episodes require internet connection and I have to sit through 5 minutes of bull**** ads. Same as above. Anderson windows, suing for bad hernia mesh and addiction treatment. Give me a break. I'm doing the right thing here by paying for content and getting screwed. I might be on the Jonny depp ship to a droid box. Enough.
      If anyone comes up with a fix please DM me.