Yes thats no exaggeration I timed it on my stopwatch throughout the hour of play. And it averaged right around 5 minutes and the Sopranos would be interrupted for a commercial. Wow !! What a big dissapointment. And I was sooooo excited to see reruns of my favorite show on A&E. But its NOT even worth watching because of this commercial interruption. I guess A&E had to pay a boatload of money to secure rights from HBO to get and air this show. And they need to secure as much advertising revenue from sponsors as they can to recoup this expense. I think it will affect its ratings on A&E !! Why have to put up with an interruption every five minutes when you can go down to Blockbuster and rent the whole series commercial free ??