To those who keep debating the "legality"... that really isn't the issue here. You're missing the larger point. Just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should. I keep saying this... but unless something strange happens, Dish should win any court battles that would stop AutoHop because it all seems perfectly legal to me. HOWEVER... That is not where this story ends. The story ends when we see the fallout. Do channels try to raise rates to recoup lost ad revenue from skipped commercials? Does Dish drop those channels? If you are saying "yay Dish!" now for commercial skip... will you still be saying "yay" when your channel gets dropped because they want to double their carriage rates and Dish says no to that? Somehow I'm betting a lot of customers will suddenly switch sides there. No matter what, I don't see an endgame here that is good for the consumer. Be careful what you wish for... you might get it.