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1. TiVo Remote Control Hacks > 11. Turning Off Overshoot Protection

Turning Off Overshoot Protection

Turn off the overshoot protection to put fast forwarding completely under your own control.

Part of TiVo’s charm is that it tries to protect you from yourself. It takes care of scheduling changes in the television shows, records new shows that you might have forgotten to request, and makes sure you don’t fast forward too far when trying to get through a commercial break. But what if you want to have unmediated control over your fast forward? Well, now you can. This hack turns overshoot protection off.

The dilemma with fast forwarding is that you never know precisely where to stop. You find yourself zooming along through the commercials and watching the screen like a hawk, waiting for your program to start. Unless you’re blessed with superhuman hand-eye coordination or have spent way too many hours playing twitch-reflex video games, you see your program come with the end of the commercials on the screen, inevitably overshoot by a few seconds, and therefore command your finger to hit


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