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Auto Hop (The Hopper)

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Ziggy86, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Ziggy86

    Ziggy86 Member

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    I was reading that Dish Networks hopper DVR can automatically skip commercials.

    Do you think this feature will be available on Tivo in the future rather than having to fast forward?
     
  2. scole250

    scole250 Member

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    They're probably waiting to see how all the legal issues settle out between Dish and the networks that sued them over it.
     
  3. Ziggy86

    Ziggy86 Member

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    I wonder if Dish does something to the program so their Hopper and tell when the commercial will start and Finish, if so I am sure Tivo can't do that since they are not the provider like Verizon etc.
     
  4. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Besides being the most valuable feature that Tivo could offer to distinguish itself from the competition, it will never be available.
     
  5. bshrock

    bshrock New Member

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    Look up ReplayTV.
     
  6. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Dish bought their assets and technology. Thus they can use the commercial skip technology that they defended in court and won.
     
  7. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Interesting. They also bought Sling and provide that service with the latest hopper.

    Dish is on the right track.
     
  8. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    AFAIK, their commercial skip works ONLY with the PrimeTime Anytime feature, and ONLY starting 24 hours after the original airing.

    So, for example, it doesn't work with cable originated programming, and doesn't even work if you 'save off' the PTA recordings (to live outside the ~7 day window for PTA recordings).

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, I probably am.
     
  9. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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  10. bshrock

    bshrock New Member

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    I thought the suite was put on hold when SONICblue
    went bankrupt and Dish agreed not to use it.
     
  11. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    They won? then why did all models after the lawsuit not include the autoskip feature?

    just checked wikipedia
    They didn't win.
     

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