YTTV commercial skip

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Just for a little background I'm a happy Dish Hopper 3 customer with over a year to go in my contract.
In order to save MIL money we switched her Infinity triple play around.Downgraded her internet speed,moved her phone to Ooma and switched her tv to YTTV.She seems fine with it(other than no channel numbers).
So I was over at my sister's house-she and her husband are on Spectrum.They had just gotten notice of a yuge increase in the tv part of their bill(made Dish increases reasonable in comparison).I suggested they try out YTTV.
They ended up switching over.My sister's only complaint was that they couldn't skip through commercials like they could with their spectrum dvr (and like I obviously can with the Hopper).
Is that true or she missing some trick?
 
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Just for a little background I'm a happy Dish Hopper 3 customer with over a year to go in my contract.
In order to save MIL money we switched her Infinity triple play around.Downgraded her internet speed,moved her phone to Ooma and switched her tv to YTTV.She seems fine with it(other than no channel numbers).
So I was over at my sister's house-she and her husband are on Spectrum.They had just gotten notice of a yuge increase in the tv part of their bill(made Dish increases reasonable in comparison).I suggested they try out YTTV.
They ended up switching over.My sister's only complaint was that they couldn't skip through commercials like they could with their spectrum dvr (and like I obviously can with the Hopper).
Is that true or she missing some trick?
Make sure she selects the DVR Version of what they record, not the VOD version, the DVR you can fast forward, the VOD you cannot.
 
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Make sure she selects the DVR Version of what they record, not the VOD version, the DVR you can fast forward, the VOD you cannot.
Thanks-I will tell her.
Googling the question came up with mixed answers including commercial skip only works on certain channels.
So I will tell her she can skip commercials on all channels.Please let me know if that is not the case.
 
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As noted above as long as the program doesnt say VOD you can skip commercials
Recorded programs can skip commercials
If she is watching live and uses trick play (back up to earlier in the program) when commercials come on there will be times she wont be able to FF through them. I've seen that on both YTTV and Sling
 
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YTTV does take some getting used to, specially for those coming from Traditional Providers, the cost savings ( less expensive, no DVR/Box/Local Channels fees) makes it worth it to learn.

Plus the better quality , Live TV in 1080P Picture and Dolby Digital Plus sound, those are things you cannot get on DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, etc ( and those services costs a lot more).
 
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Thanks-I will tell her.
Googling the question came up with mixed answers including commercial skip only works on certain channels.
So I will tell her she can skip commercials on all channels.Please let me know if that is not the case.
The channel limitation hasn't existed for quite some time. As long as I chose the DVR version, I never had a problem with skipping commercials on YTTV. In fact, I never even saw the VOD versions of programs unless I went looking for them. I suppose there might be a handful of local channels across the country that insist on preventing commercial skip, but that wasn't my experience.
 
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It's a common experience for new YTTV users that as soon as they add their favorite shows to their Library, they go in and select what's available right away, which invariably is a VOD version (clearly labeled as such). Just like a traditional provider DVR, it takes time for new episodes to air on the linear channels, which are automatically recorded. It's also worth mentioning, given the time of year, many shows are on summer hiatus.

I would also add, since the OP specifically used the term "commercial skip," the best way to "skip" the entire commercial break in a recorded show is with a voice-activated device, like a FireTV. You can hold down the microphone button and say, "Skip ahead 3 minutes."
 
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