There are 2 caveats to using the solution I'm using:
1 - It's not free. I purchased Show Analyzer V1 (SAV1) which was like $20 or $30...well worth it. I also donated a few bucks to Andy VT for his amazing work on DTb.
2 - I believe you mentioned a HDHR Prime. If so, and you're using CableCARD, then no application is going to help you, if your provider flags broadcasts as anything other than Copy Freely. Sorry, but that's just the way it is.
So, if you're using a provider like FIOS, who flags things as copy freely, then all you need to do is download SAV1 (http://www.dragonglobal.biz/download/
). Install it. Download DVRMSToolbox (http://babgvant.com/files/folders/dv...ntry20437.aspx
) and the DTb add-in for Media center (http://babgvant.com/files/folders/dv...ntry20021.aspx
Install DTb, don't have it download and install SAV1, you've already installed it, and then install the DTb add-in, and you're set to go after a few minor tweaks.
Andy put together a decent install doc here:http://babgvant.com/Wiki/view.aspx/DVRMSToolbox/Install
Some of it is obsolete, but most is still accurate. Additionally, this page will give you an idea about how to configure live detection..again, it's showing an older version of the DTb config setup, but it tells you which options to select:http://babgvant.com/Wiki/view.aspx/D...cial_Detection
My recommendation would be the following:
1 - Backup your current setup with a full system image for when you mess things up and need to get back to a starting point. We ALL stumble when setting these things up for the first time.
2 - Install SAV1 (the trial)
3 - Install DTb (allow it to run the File Watcher (FW) as a service)
4 - Install the DTb Add-in.
5 - Configure as per the docs.
6 - Sit back and never have to touch a button to skip commercials!
My setup right now analyzes shows as they are being recorded. I give it about 20 minutes if I want to watch something that's being recorded, and then just hit play. Works like a champ!