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How to Enable the Commercial Skip on a Series 1TiVO

Automatically advance commercial by commercial – instead of frame by frame – with this trick.


  • Step 1: Start playing the show Start playing the recorded show.
  • Step 2: Press this code Press Select, Play, Select, 3, 0, Select. If you hear three chimes, you've done it right. If not, repeat the procedure.
  • TIP: If the Tivo ever needs to be rebooted or is unplugged, you will need to apply the hack again once you restart it.
  • Step 3: Skip ahead To put it into action, hit the Advance button when a commercial comes on.
  • FACT: Did you know? Households with adults over age 50 are 15 percent more likely to watch political ads rather than fast-forward through them.

You Will Need

  • A television
  • ASeries 1 TiVO with remote

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