Your DVR Can Probably Skip Over An Ad With A Single Button Push

This button on the DirecTV remote has always served me well for skipping individual ads, but you can apparently fine tune it. (photo: StarsApart)

This button on the DirecTV remote has always served me well for skipping individual ads, but you can apparently fine tune it. (photo: StarsApart)

While many of us immediately hit the FF button on the remote control at the first indication of an ad, some folks aren’t as vigilant. But there are always those few ads that you just want to bypass when they come up (Geico camel, I’m looking at you), and your remote probably has the ability to skip that commercial with a single button push. The folks at Lifehacker have created this handy guide on setting this up for a variety of DVRs… or you could just fast-forward through the entire ad break like a sensible person. [Lifehacker]