Dish Network Compliment - I LOVE my Dish Network!!!
I honestly could not 'go back' to watching regular television after using my Dish Network DVR and (awesome) remote!
I am an NFL fan and 'new' sitcom/drama junkie; I record so many hours of TV, especially during football season, that I could not possibly sit down and watch it 'in its entirety'.
Solution?...well the Dish Network remote has a '30 second' and '10 second' button; 30 seconds FORWARD and 10 seconds BACKWARDS. How does this help...well as you view your football recording you can jump forward 30 seconds when the play is over and, in most cases, you will be just starting the next 'play' of the game. Granted you may need to adjust 10 seconds back if the team plays what they call a 'hurry up offense'; ie. there is less than 30 seconds between football 'plays'.
Now the next and probably the most important solution for watching many hours of recordings in much less time is to avoid commercials with the 30/10 buttons! A typical 30 minute sitcom might be 7 or 8 minutes of commercials! No problem; at commercial time just bump forward 30 seconds one, two, three times or so and you will be back to your program. Of course most of the time you will need to 'bounce back' 10 seconds once you return to the program so you won't lose a laugh or two!