Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gone In 30 Seconds

We hate watching commercials. Back in the day before we discovered the miracle that is DVR, we used to mute the commercials. Sit in total silence, waiting for them to be over, just so we didn't have to be subjected to inane chatter about ridiculous products we would never purchase. Once we got our DVR though, we started taping recording virtually everything. We realized recently that we NEVER watch live TV anymore. The big advantage to this, of course, is that you can watch what you want whenever you want to watch it. But the other advantage is that you never have to watch another commercial for your whole, entire, wonderful life.

Well. You do have to skim through them as you fast forward.

At least, that's what we thought.

Until our lives were changed when we discovered the 30-second skip option.

Apparently, you can program your DVR remote (or your fabulously expensive touch-screen remote which does everything but rub your feet for you that I could never in a skillion years program) so that when you push a button, it will skip forward 30 seconds into the commercials. 30 seconds every time you push a button. You can literally ROCKET through the commercials and be back to your show.


Could life BE any better?


Now that I think about it, it WOULD be kind of nice to have a foot rub.

Here's the web site with the information we used.,15140353

Of course. That is the "royal" we. Meaning Tom did it. And I watched.

Stumble It!


Granny Annie said...

We don't have that fancy stuff. My spouse gets the TV with the satellite and I get the TV with the DVD player. He basically watches The History channel while I view my Netflix. I can't imagine us ever expanding our horizons to such heights as you experience. We are just now getting high speed internet.

Lizzybee said...

OMG priceless info! Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

LOVE that feature in our house!

Nance said...

Holy crap. I still don't know how to program my VCR.