Dish Network "Auto Hop" Leaps Right Past Those Pesky Ads
It's kind of crazy that Dish is pimping this so hard, and we're pretty sure some flack will be felt at some point along the way from content producers. "Auto Hop" is an extension of the Hopper's PrimeTime Anytime capability, the feature that allows viewers, with one click, to record all of the primetime TV programming on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD -- the networks that deliver some of the most popular shows during primetime. 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. Prior to that, The Hopper's 30-second "hop forward" feature continues to work for same-day viewing. Of course, the feature is useless for live broadcasts, but you already knew that.
So, feeling the urge to go Dish, Mr. Ad Skipper?