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Poll: "Live" TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by crxssi, Feb 17, 2013.

About how often do you watch "live" TV (non-recorded/time-shifted/buffered) on a TiVo

  1. I never or very rarely watch "live" TV on a TiVo

    62 vote(s)
    30.0%
  2. Once every several months

    6 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. Once every few months

    6 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. Once a month

    5 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. A few times a month

    17 vote(s)
    8.2%
  6. Once a week

    11 vote(s)
    5.3%
  7. A few times a week

    21 vote(s)
    10.1%
  8. Once a day

    16 vote(s)
    7.7%
  9. Several times a day

    63 vote(s)
    30.4%
  1. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Hell, I even watched the superbowl delayed by nearly two hours. I watched a movie, then was able to watch the game in the same amount of time, while viewing the best commercials. Close the laptop lid and put down the phone.

    But, everyone can enjoy it how they want. A football game watched this way lets you finish at about real time and in around an hour.
     
  2. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Internet, newspaper, tv news. And it just isn't the same knowing it's not live. I've got a basketball game on now (halftime), and no way I would use DVR functions. I actually don't even have the remotes near me when I'm watching it, just a soda and a quilt. It's juts on for the time it's on.
     
  3. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I guarantee you I see or hear NOTHING about "sports" on any of the above. It is not that difficult.

    Well, to each his own! I don't see anything interesting, mystical, exciting, or special to some sport activity being live vs. delayed a minute vs. delayed an hour vs. delayed a day. The outcome really has no real bearing on life anyway, so it isn't time sensitive.

    Of course, the more it is delayed/time shifted, the greater the chance of a spoiler. That I can appreciate. But, again, that is no different than a movie or people talking about the episode of SVU you have not watched yet or whatever.
     
  4. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    It's very time sensitive if you talk to other people about the sports, like I was texting a friend about the game during commercial breaks. Sports are different because the game is focused on a single outcome- win/lose, and it's a live event.
     
  5. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    What you are saying is that the actual watching live is irrelevant.

    However, what you are saying about the social aspect of sports is completely relevant. At that point, I would go out to a bar and really socialize, if possible. :)
     
  6. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    My friend was in another town an hour away, and we still texted about the game... Same for Facebook for other alumni.
     

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