said by scott2020:But I already read how the networks are going to start charging Dish WAY MORE for retransmission rights if they don't back off on Autohop feature. And they are also threatening to not sell content to Dish at all.
What they need to do is create a separate file with a marker of the start and end times of the commercial breaks. Then, leave the recordings alone and integrate the original recording and the time file with the playback. Many "roll your own" DVR's with 3rd party software have done this for many years. Too bad Dish is drawing so much attention to commercial skipping.
Networks have abused the public for far too long, with 20 minutes an hour of commercials, annoying fly-overs of graphics, cheesy product placement, and so many other things. The people are fed up, and Dish recognized it and is capitalizing on it. Networks need to change their ways and their Hopper "problem" disappears too.