Skip right past the commercials!

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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: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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

Oct 09, 2019 04:32 PM #1
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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
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Barbara Todaro
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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
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Wayne Martin
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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
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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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
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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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
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