That's what I tried to do with my Motorola VIP1216 the first time I was watching a recording. Then I realized that I can only skip once, then wait for the PVR to catch up and press it again, etc, etc. Sometimes, I think it would be easier and less frustrating to just sit through the ads.@8th Hussar, I use Mediaroom with MTS TV and the 30 second skip works great. I watch some programs that have a 4 minute commercial break. I press the skip button 8 times and it starts at exactly the right spot.