This is frustrating. I have a samsung tv with a paired shaw remote. My issue is when i am watching a recorded tv program and press the fast forward button to get past the commercials the tv does nothing for almost 2 minutes then all of a sudden it is fast forwarding at high speed. I've called shaw tech support and their diagnosis is it is a faulty remote. I've bought a new remote and still have the same problem.
I'm stumped but ready to move to Telus as my frustration level is sky high.
@William32 -- I have the older Shaw Gateway HDPVR. The Shaw remote-control has two useful buttons:
So, I almost never use the "Fast-Forward" button.;
If you have the BlueCurve TV remote control, just "speak" into it: "skip forward 60 seconds".
I have found that if you don't have a strong signal for wifi on your tv player that all remote functionality can be pokey, especially noticed when using FF.
I would try anything that might help you get a better signal to the player, or even temporarily run an ethernet cable to test.