Originally Posted by aweiss02
Does anyone have the old silver remote on their X1 box? The tech left me with that remote and I haven't had any luck getting the 30 second skip programmed to it. Is it just the old programming code as it was with the Motorola box?
If you, or anyone, still wants to use the old silver URC remote with the X1 (instead of their very stupid un-intuitive replacement x1 remote [i don't know why they do not think that people with an HD TV and a HD-DVR latest STB would have a receiver
with speakers as well?!?! apparently they only care for you to have a control over a TV volume/speaker?!?!?! I desperately needed the old remote to work as I refuse, after years upon years of being able to adjust volume on this remote, to use another remote simply for volume..]), there's this wonderful thread that will show you EVERYTHING!
I ended up learning so much more about the URC/EFC remotes and it even allowed me to learn how to program buttons on my silver remote that I previously thought was not possible! You can find the thread HERE
A word of warning though: it is pretty complicated sifting through, researching, and reading through all pertinent info and getting this all working and/or customizing it to your preferences if you want more than the default buttons to work. Try not to get frustrated or discouraged and hang in there...
Also...as for the commercial skips button/setting... apparently, at least for the X1, you can customize the length of time for the skip to any seconds/minutes you want. I haven't implemented/tried this, but supposedly after the EXITx3, the #### after it is fully customizable; for 30 seconds --> 0030, for 5 mins -->0500, for 45 seconds -->0045 for 6 mins -->0600 for 86 seconds -->0086 etc. The pattern should be obvious. Again, this is just what I've read elsewhere and I have not tested it out, but it makes logical sense and seems to work for them...
Hope these all help...