Do DVRs (PVRs) allow me to skip commercials when watching "live?"

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  1. Marc Rochkind

    Marc Rochkind Second Unit

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    I don't have one of these, but it occurs to me that if I did, I would start watching TV shows a little late, so I am in effect watching the recording. That way I could fast forward through commercials. For example, I would start watching a one-hour show at, say, 9:20 instead of at 9. (The recording would start at 9, though.)

    Is this in fact how these gadgets work?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Yep. We often wait 10 minutes into a program before sitting down to watch. Then we rewind to the beginning and now we have enough buffer to skip most of the commercials.

    Or, we simply record the shows and pick the show from the menu later and commercial skip.

    These devices are wonderful! Of all my HT toys, the recordable PVR is the only one my Wife has praised/bragged about. Highly recommended.
     
  3. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    Yes Marc, that's how it works. That's the only way it could work, if you think about it. You can't fast forward past "now".
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Wayne- You mean that Superman can't fly around the world in the opposite direction so that we could skip past commercials in real-time? [​IMG] (Couldn't resist...)
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    The skip-forward-of-now feature wont be available until Dish launches their tachyon-based/faster than light sat sometime after the merger.
    The only problem is they charge you up front for all possible programming for the rest of your life. [​IMG]
     
  6. StephenL

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    It will be worth it, if only to get tomorrow's stock quotes.
     
  7. Jorge M

    Jorge M Stunt Coordinator

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    "You're looking at now. Whatever happens now, is now."
    "When will then be now?"
    "Soon."
    Sorry guys, couldn't resist the pull of the Spaceballs.[​IMG]
     

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