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My Panasonic VCR can mark commercials after recording so that during playback, commercials will be automatically forwarded thru.

I just got a Tivo and was suprised that a similar feature is not available. I got spoiled not having to use the remote when watching my recorded shows. Any way to get the Tivo to do this?
 

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Not that I know of. Personally, I just use FF or the 30 sec skip.
 

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Your VCR uses a patented technology which is not licensed to TiVo. (It is licensed to Replay, a TiVo competitor, but they've been forced to reduce its functionality due to lawsuits.)
 

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And if TiVo somehow licensed the technology from Replay, they would get creamed by the networks and other content providers who are already leery of losing revenue due to ad-skipping. Never mind that we've been able to skip commercials ever since the advent of the VCR, some 30 years ago.
 

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Not to mention that TiVo actually needs you to use FF rather then skip, since they sell little tagged advertisements to advertisers that are only displayed when FFing.

Dan
 
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