Hello,oopewan. Welcome to the forum.
I often record episodes of series like " Trial and Retribution " over here, and pause when the commercial breaks appear.
Once the disc is finalised, DVDFab then saves it to my HD, when I use Vob Blanker to remove all traces of the commercials.
It’s an easy matter to use DVDFab to copy th files back on to a blank DVD, and if you wish to watch an episode later,you get a clean run through, with no breaks.
The same goes for films shown on tv as well.
Generally I use blanks costing around Â£12/100 overhere for that purpose,and any coasters have been my own doing, and nothing to do with the media.
Hope that helps.
Didn’t realise that I’d turn out to be so verbal.