Reading today, I found a way to get ReplayTV’s most controversial feature added to my TiVO unit. ReplayTV is in a war of words with TV advertisers over a dedicated button that, when depressed, skips forward exactly 30 seconds, allowing commercials to literally fly by with the press of a button.
Turns out that TiVO has the same functionality, and using a prescribed set of keystrokes can awaken it, assigning the 30 second skip to a button seldom used by most people. I’ll try it and let you know.
Oh, and the disclaimer at the bottom of the hack page goes for me, too.
Update: works on my TiVO unit.