DirecTV DVR Makes Me Watch Ads… But Only For DirecTV

We always knew that the cable companies that rent us our DVRs would eventually find a way to let customers time-shift, but still us all to watch commercials. DirecTV subscriber Dan wonders whether he’s alone in being unable to use his 30-second skip button only on his satellite provider’s in-house ads.

He asks:

I recently discovered that I cannot “30 second skip” in-house Directv Ads on DVR’d shows. Do you know the ad where everybody’s head gets replaced with Ben Franklin’s? Yeah, my DVR makes me watch them and all of their other ads. Has anyone else experienced this?

This seems inefficient, seeing how he already has DirecTV and all.