I'm not sure what is going on here. I have read several of the replys regarding hotpass. I have had it since it's inception. Other than a few screwups with the car number and driver, like last week Tony Stewart was marked as 18! I have had no problems. My husband listens to Mark Martin on the sound only channel and he says he get the hotpass comments, drivers team communications and yes the commercials. I choose a specific driver to watch, so on commercials I just switch to the team communications. That way I can hear what is going on during the commercials, including cautions. I think this is a user issue at this point. If you had hotpass last year they did change some of the controls, but I just played with it until I found what worked for me. Over all I am very pleased with what I get for my money. I have one complaint, do the people of Jr. Nation pay the same amount of money for hotpass that I do. They get to watch their driver every week. I have to wait for Tony Stewart, which amounts to about 4 or 5 races a season. Does that seem fair?