Programming a Time Warner DVR remote to skip ahead 30 seconds allows you fast-forward faster past unwanted segments in recorded programs, including commercials. The process for programming a Time Warner remote to skip ahead 30 seconds does not take any technical knowledge and only takes a couple minutes to complete.
Press the "Cable" button on the remote so the remote knows to program cable functions.
Press and hold the "Setup" button until the "Cable" button blinks twice.
Enter the code "994" the using the numeric keypad on the remote. The "Cable" button blinks twice.
Press the "Setup" button, and then type in the code "00173."
Press the button you want to assign the "30-second Skip" command to. Either of the "A," "B" and "C" buttons are good choices since they are blank buttons that do not serve any functions.