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Quick Tips: Hidden 30-second skip feature for your TiVo

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Quick Tips: Hidden 30-second skip feature for your TiVo

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Brian Tong shows you the secret TiVo code to skip through those commercials even faster!

All you TIVO users love the fact you can skip through the commercials on your recorded shows. But there's more you can do. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com and In today's Quick Tip, we've got the hidden 30-second skip feature for your Tivo. So let's show you how to do it! First thing, Bring up any recorded program on your Tivo. Then enter the following sequence on your remote: Press?Select - Play - Select - 3 - 0 - Select If you hear three "blings" you're in business. Let's try it out now, Im in a recorded program and the Advance button will now skip forward by 30 seconds. Juicy! Now Just a heads up, this hack isn't permanent. If your Tivo ever loses power or needs to be rebooted, you'll have to repeat the sequence to reactivate it. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com and there you have it, the hidden 30-second skip feature for your Tivo.

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