DirecTV toying with commercial-skipping DVR

Jun 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: SlashGear.com

Although commercial revenue is one of the most revenue-centric parts of the cable and satellite business, DirecTV seems to be willing to accept the fact that if you record something on your DVR, you aren't going to watch the commercials.

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Joshua

Denver, CO

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Jun 12, 2012
 
I donít understand why CBS, FOX, & NBC execs donít want us to enjoy commercial-free TV. Iím a DISH employee Ė AutoHop is great because you can easily watch commercial-free TV. Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group, is taking a stand for consumers by creating a petition that tells CBS, FOX, & NBC media to keep their hands out of your living room & DVR. Sign their petition to keep control of how you watch TV http://bit.ly/KFdn1Q
Bob Smith

Englewood, CO

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Jun 12, 2012
 
Iím just like everyone else who doesnít like to watch commercials and I donít understand why a company like DirecTV would sit on technology that consumers would obviously use. With the success of Auto Hop from Dish Iím surprised they havenít done anything sooner. When a co-worker of mine at Dish told me about the Auto Hop feature a few weeks ago, that made my day perfect. The Hopper DVR from Dish really is something that no other cable or satellite company has anything to compare it with, Iím both happy and proud to have one and use one!
Solaris

Owensboro, KY

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Jul 30, 2012
 
Because if Directv don't use the commercial skipping software, marketers would rather put their commercials on the channels that are supported by Directv. Its just another example of directv supporting big business over their customers. If I was a directv official of some type, I would try to get them to offer a add on that auto skips all commercials or takes them out. How does this sound?
Directv Commercial Hop package 5 dollars a month.
I would buy it. If I hadn't already got fed up with Directv's endless fiasco of raising prices and slashing channels by shutting it off.

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