Will automatic commercial skip change that for you?
In a world where Netflix et al. release entire “seasons” of shows all at once, in which binge watching is not only accepted but is expected and/or completely normal in many groups, the commercial-skipping DVR can completely replicate that for you.
For example; I have only so much time during the week to watch stuff; as a result, the three medical dramas I watch are all on the back burner until the season is over. I’ll then spend some time catching up with those all at once, as my schedule permits.
I’m not worried about water cooler talk.
Even the stuff I do talk with people about, my friends all have DVRs and wait until their schedule permits to watch those things. We all know that’s how it works nowadays, and we refrain from spoiling anything until we have affirmed that we’ve all watched it and can discuss it.
I can’t imagine people nowadays, with their “I’m just so busy!” schedules they talk about, making time to be home, in front of the TV, chores done, at 9pm on Thursday or whatever to sit and watch a show filled 33% with commercial time.
Or, worse, a show on a pay TV channel that’s filled 50% with commercial time.
Not in this day and age, where technology exists such that the entertainment is there to serve you and not the other way around.