I have been using the 30-second jump ahead buttons
Using the 30 second skip several times in succession brings on another set of problems. Before the update it would often go back a segment, go back to the beginning or exit the program if the remote button is pushed too fast. Not sure how effective the 4.06 was in handling these issues.
I adjusted a couple of my viewing habits to compensate. I found that the supplied remote was not laid out to make skipping and jumping easy. I found my Harmony remote less prone to skipping errors.
I also started using absolute skip (2or3or4 + FForSkip) to jump over breaks. If you watch particular shows long enough, you can guess with an amount of accuracy the length required. At any rate, if you guess too short, then just add a 30 second skip to the end or if you guess too much, then a 30 second skip back is all that is required.
Here's a tip for those who have the advanced lineup:
I have documented before how taking too long between # + skip will exit the program and take you to the channel number you entered for the skip. Sometimes, when I enter, say 3, for a 3 minute skip , I mistakenly enter 33, what would you do?
Waiting too long will exit to channel 33. Hitting skip would skip you 33 minutes and then you would need to reverse by 33 skip back.
However, if you see that you have entered 33 by mistake, then make it 3333 and enter skip. Since you have made a request that doesn't make sense, the box will toss out your request, giving you the opportunity to enter the correct one.