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As any like-minded individual, I take pleasure in screwing things up, but I take greater pleasure in replicating the process that led to my breaking things in the first place. Specially if the outcome is favorable, as is in this particular instance.
While I remain uncertain as to whether this hack has been shared anywhere on the web, lack of search results point to "no." Nonetheless, this is more of an exploit as opposed to a hack, if these terms truly are distinguishable. This applies to Comcast Xfinity Cable TV subscribers with access to On Demand services.
I am familiar with the programming of the Xfinity remote control's chapter skip feature to skip ahead of a DVR/On Demand movie or TV show by significantly less time than the factory setting allows, but this is strictly for On Demand selections that have the fast forward feature disabled. Here are the steps to unlock fast forward:
- When your selection begins playing, spam the Page Down button a minimum of 3 times.
- Immediately follow this with rapid spamming of the Fast Forward button about 9-10 times.
You should now be able to fast forward!
The amount of presses for the fast forward button are just approximations, but I'm certain that it's required to be pressed numerous times. If it doesn't seem to work with 9-10 times Fast Forward, try adding to the count by a few more. Same goes for the Page Down button. Feel free to trial and error on your own time.
I see this as a less tedious and quicker way to fast forward on On Demand TV shows and not have to worry about re-programming the chapter skip on your remote. All you need are fast fingers.
This works every time on my topset box, does it work for you?