Tweak Comcast DVR to Get 30 Second Skip

If you have a DVR from Comcast but miss the 30 skip feature from Tivo, here’s how to reprogram the remote control. Personally, I use the “HELP” button on the Comcast remote, which is in the middle just beneath the “INFO” button.

  1. Press the “Cable” button at the top of the remote to put it into Cable Box control mode.
  2. Press and hold the “Setup” button until the “Cable” button blinks twice.
  3. Type in the code 994. The “Cable” button will blink twice.
  4. Press (do not hold) the “Setup” button.
  5. Type in the code 00173.
  6. Press whatever button you want to map the 30-second skip command to (ex: A / Lock). The “Cable” button will blink twice if successful.

(via Geeky Mac)