By following these steps, you can reprogram your DVR cable box, so when you press a button on your remote control it skips forward 30 seconds. The reprogramming steps depend on which model of remote you have.

Comcast remote controlOlder silver Comcast remotes:

Here are the steps for the older Comcast remotes made by Motorola.

  1. While doing this, hold the remote close to the cable box. Remember, you are actually reprogramming the DVR cable box, not the remote control itself.
  2. Choose an unused or unneeded button on the silver remote to become the new 30-second skip command. A good choice is the ‘A / Lock’ button since many users don’t need that function.
  3. Press the Cable button at the top of the remote to put it into Cable Box control mode.
  4. Press and hold the Setup button until the “Cable” button blinks twice.
  5. Type in the code 994. The “Cable” button will blink twice.
  6. Press (do not hold) the Setup button.
  7. Type in the code 00173.
  8. Press the A/Lock button.

That's it!  Now anytime you press the A/Lock button when watching a recording, you will skip ahead 30 seconds.

These hacking instructions work on the Motorola HD DVR DTC6412 and the Comcast On Demand Remote (Comcast URC-106XXXXX Silver Remote).

Older dark gray Xfinity remotes:

This is for the darker color remotes that say "Xfinity" on the bottom. This remote replaced the Comcast one described above and pictured to the right.

  1. While doing this, hold the remote close to the cable box. Remember, you are actually reprogramming the DVR cable box, not the remote control itself.
  2. Choose an unused or unneeded button on the remote to become the new 30-second skip command. A good choice is the ‘A / Lock’ button since many users don’t need that function.
  3. Press the AUX button at the top of the remote.
  4. Press and hold the Setup button until the “AUX” button blinks twice.
  5. Type in the code 01376. The “AUX” button will blink twice.
  6. Press the AUX button again.
  7. Press and hold the Setup button again until the"AUX" button again blinks twice.
  8. Type in the code 994. The "AUX button will again blink twice.
  9. Press (do not hold) the Setup button.
  10. Type in the code 00173.
  11. Press the CABLE button.
  12. Press the A/Lock button.

XR2 (and some newer) remotes used with the Xfinity X1 DVR cable box:

The Xfinity X1 cable box remote control XR2 can be programmed, but it requires completely different steps. These steps will program a 30-second forward skip into the Page UP button:

  1. While doing this, hold the remote close to the cable box. Remember, you are actually reprogramming the DVR cable box, not the remote control itself.
  2. Turn off the television.
  3. On the remote, press the EXIT button three times in a row.
  4. Type in 0030 with the number keys.

Troubleshooting/problem solving:

 

There is a good Wikibooks resource for more information at: Programming the Motorola DVR Remote Control.