As for the free TV… sorry if it’s different in other countries. I honestly wasn’t certain Tivo was even used outside the US. However in the states we have free TV. They’re also known as “local” channels and consist of networks like Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS… etc. This is where the majority of TV watching is done in the states, mostly due to the fact it’s free. It’s paid for by advertisers. Second, this is just a bunch of bitching and moaning simply so people can have something to complain about. As it stands it takes a matter of 3-5 seconds to skip through a commercial on Tivo, unhacked. I don’t see why anyone would care what the fuck the TV shows for the 3-5 seconds you’re waiting for your show to start back up. It’s not as though you’re waiting longer. You’re out the same exact amount of time… and this way the advertisers are left somewhat happy. There were and are alot of folks going after things like Tivo to have them shut down. They think of Tivo as theft, and Tivo is doing anything they can to keep their service running for you guys. They’re doing their best to keep the people who pay for your TV shows happy. If you idiots don’t stop your bitching pretty soon we’ll all be watching commercials… for 5 mintues, not 3 seconds. And Tivo will be a thing of the past because for no logical reason you had to create an issue where there isn’t one.