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Colbert Takes on Dish Network’s AutoHop

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Stephen Colbert put his typically nuanced spin on the brouhaha surrounding the AutoHop feature of Dish Network’s new Hopper system on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, and although he got a few points unintentionally wrong, it seems (the system doesn’t automatically skip all commercials, and in the more than two months since I’ve had mine, I’ve only briefly lost my signal twice — during storms that should have sent me running for the hallway anyway), it’s hilarious satirical and worth a watch.

Irony of ironies, though, I had to sit through a forced online ad just to grab the embed code for you guys.

(Sadly, Colbert didn’t touch on the biggest Dish brouhaha in the news as of late: the fact that AMC is still being dropped at the end of the month.)

Via: [Colbert Nation]

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  1. Why don’t CBS, FOX, and NBC execs want consumers to enjoy commercial-free TV? It’s what we want! I’m a customer and employee of Dish, and I think Auto Hop is great because you can easily watch commercial-free TV. A well known consumer advocacy group, Public Knowledge, agrees that people should have the right to control how they watch TV. They’re taking a stand for consumers by creating a petition that tells CBS, FOX, and NBC media to keep their hands out of your living room and DVR. Sign their petition to keep control of how you watch TV http://bit.ly/KFdn1Q

    Stacy Neil