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Why are the fast forward and rewind functions for the DVR so imprecise? Perhaps this is related to the Coutour 2 box response issue; perhaps not. Either way, it is incredibly difficult to resume watching at the desired point in a program. For example, when zipping through a commercial, it is pure luck whenever I manage to get the recording to resume at the desired point. I'm constantly going back and forth to get to the right spot. Prior to Cox, I've had other cable providers (RCN, Comcast) and both satellite services. I've never had a significant problem with this issue before. Seems unacceptable to me.
Contour 1 has a 7 second "Skip back" button. I FF 6x through commercials and press "Play" then "Skip back" 2 or 3 times. I really don't like to sit through commercials. From the start of a normal length commercial to resume watching the program takes around 20 seconds. I think my thumb has developed muscle memory for that sequence of button pushes.
I did an Internet search for "contour 2 remote skip back" and found a May, 2019 post with the subject "Cox Cable Contour 2 - 30 second skip button Code" in another support forum. It showed how to program the page up button to skip 30 seconds forward and the page down button 15 seconds back.
Apparently Contour 2 doesn't have a skip back button like Contour 1 has, but it may be possible to program a remote to perform skip forward and skip back. Please note, this is just something I read and not something I've tried or know will work.
If somebody tries the reprogramming of their Contour 2 remote for the 30 second skip forward and 15 second skip back, please let us know your results.
it depends how fast you're running ff. i run 3x for 2 min then 1x & it's easy to get it right.
As CurtB said there is some posting about the 30sec skip button....have not tried it. The page up/down does allow you a 5 min "jump".....changing it to say 15sec or so, would be a nice option. The FF button does allow you to at least view the FF. going 2x or 3x does speed it up while viewing....press the exit button quickly to close the display window.
ekhawaii. I think we've briefly discussed Contour 1 features vs Contour 2 in the past. I still haven't read a post that described a Contour 2 feature that I liked better than Contour 1, but I do keep reading things I like about Contour 1 better.