Skip right past the commercials!

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

My cable company has added a new feature.

When you've recorded a program on the DVR, it gives you "smart resume" that allows you to fast-forward through the commercials, and automatically restarts when the program returns.

I have been wanting this feature for years.  I figured they must have the technology, but the advertisers would never go for it.

I mean, c'mon, really?  Bypass all the commercials that actually pay for the programming?  The'll never let that happen.  In fact if you go to "On Demand", many of the programs won't even allow manual fast-forwarding.

But in this case, programs that you've recorded allow you to skip the commercials.  I'm not sure I'll ever watch "live" programs again.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Alan. I record and skip the commercials too but I need to do it myself.

Oct 09, 2019 04:32 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Alan- Larry just noticed this feature last week!!!  I don't know who your provider is but ours also reinstated the ability to set a recording from your iPhone or other devices. I love technology!!!

Oct 09, 2019 06:45 PM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Alan May I'm probably the only one in the country who actually likes to see commercials....some of the marketing is good stuff....other marketing is just horrible....  

Oct 10, 2019 03:37 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alan. Must say, we still have to do it manually but recording programs allows you to see more in less time. Enjoy your day!

Oct 10, 2019 05:28 AM #4
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions

Good morning Alan,

I have a hard time watching a program that I haven't recorded. Hopefully my provider adds this feature soon! 

Oct 10, 2019 07:09 AM #5
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Alan May - I'm glad to know your wish came true! I don't have that feature on my TV. Commercials gives me reason to pause and snooze. Unfortunately, I miss a lot of programs by sleeping through the long commercial!  Zzzzzzzzzzz

Oct 11, 2019 10:31 AM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Yeah, you save so much time that way. Get right to the meat and potatoes of whatever it is you’re watching.

Oct 21, 2019 10:33 PM #7
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Sometimes I need time to go to the bathroom or get a snack or just to get up and stretch. I totally get what you’re saying

Oct 21, 2019 10:35 PM #8
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