They only slipped that in in the last 2 or 3 years and they failed to ask me first. no I don't like to be offered great deals of Bounty paper towels in the midst of pausing my recordings. If there was a way to remove them I would but as we all know life is full of compromising when you have no other choice. I have a Tivo because the alternative is worse, if it wasn't for Tivo we wouldn't have DVR's, we would be held even tighter under the rule of the cable companies. Some choice is better than no choice.