No the Networks will put code in the transmission to block this and what will it do to DVR's.
Auto Hop uses patented technology, works with most shows recorded using Primetime Anytime (patent pending). A viewer can watch a show with the Auto Hop option commercial free starting at 1 a.m. ET, after a show has been recorded to the Hopper’s Primetime Anytime library.
Perhaps it's manual for them (Dish - never read up on the process). But after 1am it would be automatic for me. :) Does the patented technology process/filter your copy much like the WMC app... flagging time periods to skip.
Really? That's beyond comment. Although as far as fast-forwarding I have always hated it and use 30-second skip (TiVo and WMC). TiVo with its rewind almost worked perfectly and with WMC I do have to skip back a couple of times. However, I just found out it's programmable as is the skip forward.