Now-a-days with things like TiVo and DVR we have the option to pause, record, fast forward, and rewind T.V. So my question to you is how often do you record television shows just so you can fast forward through the commercials? Do you think commericals will eventually diminish because people aren't watching them anymore? Do you strictly use it for when you will not be home when a movie or show you want to see will be on? Do you ever record movies and then use a DVD writer to record the movie if you liked it so that you don't have to buy the DVD? For me, I rarely get the television downstairs (which has a million channels vs. the 100 I get upstairs), so I have to record essentially anything that I want to watch. I like being able to fast forward through commercials, but I think there will always be commercials since they help pay for the shows that we watch.