Most likely. When I had Houston locals when I “moved” might as well had no auto skip features. All the main networks had delays of up to 3 to 8 days. But those stations are owned by the networks themselves.
I’m usually about 1-2 weeks behind, and a lot of the time I let entire seasons record, so the delayed autohop does not affect me negatively. For those times I want to watch sooner, I just skip forward 30 seconds.
I don't mind waiting. Like ChadT41, a lot of the time I record the entire season before I watch it. Then I watch 1 or 2 episodes a day until they are gone. That way the show has better continuity, and I don't have to try to remember what is going on when the series decides to take a couple of weeks off and then start up again.
I have a TiVo OTA, which with one button push skips the commercials on all networks within minutes after they are recorded. No 30 seconds of commercials on each end like with Dish. It hits the start of the show exactly. But I Love my HWS for the other channels with 30 second skip ain't bad. I never watch live tv.