July 29, 2006

Seven is the TiVo Anniversary

For our anniversary we bought ourselves something useful: a TiVo and a DVD-R.

How did I ever live before TiVo?

No, really.

No shit, folks. I was a TiVo atheist. I couldn't think of a single reason to have a TiVo. I had a VCR, and if I wasn't lazy I could record whatever I wanted, right?

Well, that was before I discovered that there are a bazillion public domain educational shows on in the middle of the night in the LA area. And there's no good way to find out when they're on.

So we decided to get one for DH to use to record these shows and drop them to DVDs to use in his class. And at the same time, we can use it to record/watch all of our favorite shows.

In the process of doing this, I found a WHOLE bunch of shows that I love that I didn't even know were still on. For example, the original Whose Line is on BBC America in the mornings. No kidding. And Monty Python is on PBS at random times. And Quincy is on everyday on a local independent channel! Just randomly by chance, looking for something else.


Within about 20 minutes I had more than 20 shows set up for Season Pass. Yeah, I suck.

And I will probably never watch live TV again.

Posted by caltechgirl at July 29, 2006 11:45 PM | TrackBack

Quincy? Jack Klugman, right? Yeah, that was good!

Posted by: Marie at July 30, 2006 06:50 AM

We got our Tive about 6 months ago. I was like you and did not know what I was missing. What is live TV? Even if I watch live, I let it build up so I can pass over the commercials.

And Quincy rocks!!!! I remeber watching it during summer vacations.

Posted by: Prochein Amy at July 30, 2006 07:28 AM

I'm not so up on my TV tech, but whatever that cable box thingy is that we have, that makes it so you can watch stuff and rewind/etc in the middle like tapes, I love it. DVR, I think. I never see commercials. Even if the show comes on, live, I wait, even 5-8 minutes will do, (go get a snack, whatever) so I can keep 5-8 min off of the commercials and then keep fast-forwarding thru them. If that makes sense.

Posted by: dogette at July 30, 2006 08:32 AM

Oh how I looooove my DVR (we have Moxie). I went into the whole deal kicking and screaming - my hubby loves to try new technologies. Me? Not so much... But now I can't *imagine* my life with out it.

Happy Anniversary! :)

Posted by: Richmond at July 30, 2006 02:35 PM

We rarely watch a 'live' show anymore; much easier to TiVo for about 8 minutes, then start watching. You can fastforward through all the commercials that way! *S*

Posted by: Michele at July 30, 2006 05:27 PM

I can now record the 10p shows and go to bed early.

well, in theory I can go to bed early.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at July 31, 2006 07:57 AM

Dude, I Tivo Quincy every day! Thank you for providing a safe place for me to admit that.

Posted by: Lisa at July 31, 2006 08:11 AM