Originally Posted by CharterJames
The UR10 from Universal Remotes is pretty programable, I'm not sure if they would support this feature but I know I got one to replace a moxi remote (which is not easy...) and it's RF capable if you ever need to relocate the equipment (just need the Blaster unit)
I was just answering a PM similar to this and was wondering other than the Comcast remote - anyone know of remotes that have the additional feature options and codes to set them up?
The One for All remotes http://www.ofausa.com/
will all work. They range from simple to extravagant, and are available from Bestbuy, Circuit City, Walmart, home improvement stores, drug stores. Look for something like 4-for-All, 5-for-All, etc. The Comcast remote is made by this company. Radio Shack remotes are made by them. And X10 sells a model that includes a radio transmitter that will dim your lights and can operate all brands of X10-type controlers. Device codes and programming codes are shared by all of them.
But seriously, the Comcast remote is custom designed for Motorola DVRs, and works well for the task. The one to get looks like the picture you posted, but has five additional buttons on the bottom.
I just found one on ebay for less than eight bucks delivered. Search for "Comcast remote"--there are many. Remember to get the one with 5 PIP buttons on the bottom. One of the buttons is labeled "Swap" and is already programmed to switch between the 2 tuners. The 30-second skip function must be added to one of the unused buttons.
There is a widely scattered community of programming instructions. For general instructions relating to Motorola DVRs, look here
I do not (any longer) use Comcast. My provider is RCN, which uses Passport Echo software for their DVRs. The 30-second skip is disabled. But fast forward and reverse have speeds of 5X, 20X, and 60X. These are so fast that the there is an automatic 5, 10, and 20-second backup, respectively, whenever you push Play to stop a FF or Rev action--needed to get you closer to where you wanted to be.
Passport also has a FF and Rev advance-to-tick function. There are tick marks on the progress bar at each 15-minute mark. You can jump instantly to the next tick in FF by pressing the right guide navigation button. Similar for Rev. This can be repeated rapidly, so that you could advance (or go back) one hour of recorded or buffered time in about 2 seconds of button pushing. Also the buffers for unrecorded programming on the two tuners are 60-minutes long for both SD and HD.
Just thought I would throw that in, since the Thread topic is not labeled as provider-specific. I am very satisfied with Passport. Head and shoulders above I-guide, IMO. There are many more differences, but I have already gone on too long.