A coworker of mine states he has a Pioneer DVR purchased out of Canada that doesn't record commercials. It senses some sort of prompt he describes as a dot flash on the screen prior to the commercial break followed by two flashes when the commercials are over. I've never heard of such a thing nor can I find any reference to it on the web. What gives?
I remember a feature from years ago on a vcr that would sense something in the vertical blanking interrupt and pause for a predetermined amount of time as there was no cue to resume recording after a commercial.
There's room for ALL of God's creatures...right next to the mashed potatoes!