said by Doctor Olds:
Care to show where you read that it deletes/doesn't record the commercials? Skip does not equal delete/not record. It seems you do not understand the technology and how it actually works.
It doesn't matter whether it's called deleting, altering, or skipping it is an automated process that has no non-infringing purpose. As I pointed out in another post a fast forward control could allow you to fast forward through a program that is in the public domain. The court also granted you as a consumer (not Dish) a fair use exception that allows you to use the same fast forward control with copyrighted broadcasts.