Late yesterday I was attempting to watch a dvr-recorded show from ABC. A commercial came on and I got up to make a sandwich and etc. When I sat back down the commercials were over and the show had been playing for a while, so I top-speed rewound it and accidentally ended up back in the commercial segment. When I went to fast-forward it back to the show, it informed me that fastforwarding through commercials was not allowed. I am infuriated with Directv like I've never been before. We've had it for over 7 years now, stuck with it through price hikes and other hogwash. But this is beyond unacceptable. If you had an early 90's VCR and a TV that didn't even have cable, you could set it to record an ABC show on a blank VHS when you were gone. Then, when you had the spare time, you could watch the show, fast-forwarding and rewinding WHEREVER you pleased. Now, we have this box that cost hundreds of dollars that we pay Directv to use, and it can no longer even do that? I know that was kind of longwinded, but does anyone have any information about this new development? Tomorrow we are going to call up and ask a representative about it, and if we don't get the right answer we're simply canceling. We've got other options, and it really isn't worth the money if this is the way things are going to work now. Has anyone else had this problem? I searched the general discussion forum, and found an old post talking about the technology to force people to sit through portions of things they had recorded that they had no desire to watch...even though they are paying a handsome price for a recording/playback device. If you also have this problem, what are you planning on doing about it?