Possibly. But my best guess would be that they just minimized the number of inserts they were doing after some backlash. And of course they probably have more real spots to insert now that are paid for, so they may have become a little bolder of late. If most of them are DTV promos, that indicates unsold spots that they still want to capitalize on by promoting their own stuff in those slots. At our expense, of course. I put these inserts into the same bag as the annoying banner ads in the program grid; both are attempts to squeeze the last nickel out of us until the buffalo farts, and both cause problems; the inserts prevent 30SKIP from working properly, and the banner ads seem to make the guide evermore sluggish, at least part of the time. I don't think it was ever really "fixed", because this is not something you can fix in the OS software without completely revisiting how 30SKIP works and making a wholesale change there. Honestly, I can't even imagine what an algorithm could even be that could accomplish that other than the one they are using, and that one is susceptible to the non-contiguous timecode of pre-recorded inserts. It is possible that they could add TC regenerators and insert the clips in during broadcast, but I think they want to insert them on site (inside your DVR) which means a TC regeneration won't work. If they only did inserts live at broadcast they could fix the problem, but that is more clumsy; doing it in your DVR means they can regionalize it and target their demos more surgically. For instance, if you live in a zipcode where there is an "In-Out Burger", they can target you for that, but if you live in an area where there is no "In-Out Burger" they can use the same slot to target you for something else (Chik-fil-et? Don't start!).