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Wed, Mar 28, 2012 2:59 AM

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Cannot fast forward through DirecTV ads.

I've seen some posts on other forums about this problem: When I try to fast forward through commercials, it always stops and forces me to watch DirecTV commercials. This is really annoying. I'm already a customer (something I'm regretting more and more as time goes by).

 

I've seen some posts that say this is a bug and can be fixed, others that say it's an intended effect by DTV. 

litzdog911

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10 y ago

What specific commercials have you seen this problem recently? It was a bug that should have been fixed in the 0x59e software. And it only affected the "30-sec Skip" feature, not FF'ing. I haven't seen this problem on any commercials lately.

 

The only channels where you cannot FF through commercials are the NBC and ABC OnDemand download channels. 

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10 y ago

It's the commercial where they compare DirectTV vs Dishnetwork, focusing on how many more HD channels Directv has. It's definitely in fastforwarding, not skipping and when I fast forward through one, the screen freezes. It will eventually start playing the commercial, then let me FF again after its done. 

litzdog911

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10 y ago

Interesting.  I have no problem FF'ing or skipping over that same commercial.  Have you tried resetting your DVR?

dcd

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10 y ago

I fast forward through ALL commercials and cannot recall ever having had one refuse to do so.  I watch a lot of TV so can only assume I've been through the commercial in question but cannot say for sure because like I said, I don't watch commercials.

peds48

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10 y ago

Quote: Originally Posted by dcd 

I don't watch commercials.


so you have not seen the latest DirecTV "if you watch cable" commercials?.... they are hilarious......

dcd

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10 y ago

If one could choose, there are lots of entertaining commercials, but you need to get past the ones for laundry soap and health aids.  Here is a good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7udQSHWpL88

This one's cute but is nonsensical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkB9OT2XVvA

This one however makes total sense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-zG5U0v3gU

Note that this is a technical help forum and posting of silly links is discouraged.

peds48

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10 y ago

Quote: Originally Posted by dcd 

If one could choose, there are lots of entertaining commercials, but you need to get past the ones for laundry soap and health aids.  Here is a good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7udQSHWpL88


that one cracks me up every time I see it......LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing


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