The remote for my SA 8240 HDC is programmable, but sadly I'm reading that it's impossible to get the unit to do a 30-second skip. I wonder if there is a way, please?
If you get a universal remote that allows you to program macros with .1+ second delays, you can program a couple of buttons to represent any length of skip you want. I did that a few years back with a URC MX-700 controlling an SA8300HD. I programmed buttons for 30 second and 3 minute skips and it worked like a charm. I posted the necessary steps and delays required at the time. Takes a lot of trial and error, but you'll get there eventually and then you'll have defacto skip buttons.