Originally Posted by absolutic
Thanks guys I of course have twc and 1056B03 remote. By the way it does have set up button however it cannot be programmed.
I forget that. Truth be told, I've been out of the true Motorola DVR world for about 3 years now, having migrated to a Ceton-based HTPC with three Linksys DMA2100 extenders around the house to deliver copy-protected cable content to my three HDTV's. I gave back my initial version DCX3400 and previous DCH3416 (which I retained for its working firewire interface to my DVHS VCR's so that I could archive DVR HDTV content to DVHS tape to one generation of 100% digitally perfect copies), along with the two 1056B01 remotes TWC used to give out.
So I haven't had firsthand experience with either the newer versions of the DCX family of DVR's, nor whole-home DVR setups, nor the newer remotes, nor newly released software/firmware. So I don't really know firsthand what actually or is it not truly available. I only pick up info from other people's posts.
I have old atlas remote that was programmed to skip 30sec on my old Motorola box but pressing the same button on it does nothing to the new Motorola 3510.
Well, that's not good news. If you have an old remote that DID work to perform the 30-second skip, and it does not work on the 3510, then it might be TWC actually disabling that capability in the DVR itself. If so, then it won't do you any good to seek out an old remote as you say you already have one! But it does NOT work as it used to with your older DVR, suggesting TWC has tinkered with the DVR software itself to disable that EFC function we used to depend on.
I will follow ur advice and check for exact remote model mentioned above.
Well the 1056B01 simply had the same ability to program in the 30-second skip EFC code as other remotes (like the original Comcast silver) did. It's the EFC code, the DVR device code specified to the remote in order to specify the correct IR codes to use, and the DVR's built-in ability to respond to that EFC code per that IR blast which is important here, no matter what the actual remote is to perform it.
So if you already have an old remote which used to work for 30-second skip you should just be using it with your new DVR. No need to seek out and purchase anything else. But if it doesn't work with the 3510 then it sounds grim for everyone, as apparently this is coming from TWC to completely lose that feature.
==> Even more reason for me to be pleased with my decision back in 2010 to migrate to Windows Media Center and save LOTS of money on monthly hardware/service charges with TWC. I have 4 cable tuners and 2 OTA/ATSC tuners in the HTPC, and remotes that provide 30-second skip without a complaint. Actually, WMC provides a nifty skip feature where if you first press a number button and then the skip button, that 2-button combination accomplishes an n*30 duration skip. So for example pushing 6 and then skip will produce a 6 x 30 = 300 seconds = 3 minute skip, all accomplished with one instant 300-second skip back up at the server (rather than appearing as 6 distinct 30-second skips visbile on the screen). Much easier than physically pushing the 30-second skip 6 times. Also, WMC allows customization of the skip-forward interval (30-seconds is the default) and skip-backward interval (7-seconds is the default, which I've changed to 12-seconds as it's a bit more comfortable for my needs).
just surprised the skip commercials button is not in harmony bank yet, I thought harmony bank works if anyone enters it in, it becomes available to everyone through the bank.
Well if your 3510 has had its firmware "adjusted" by TWC to disable the 30-second skip feature, then it won't matter what remote you try to do it with. It simply is history, it might appear based on what you've said.
Please post the exact software and firmware version in your DCX3510 (available from setup menu, cable box configuration, DISPLAY) as that would be very relevant.
Anybody else have any info to offer on this question?Edited by DSperber - 12/9/13 at 8:01am