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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Jun 17, 2013.
lol no i won't.
So you don't bother watching the Olympics? Why do you even have a TiVo? Just go back in your dark little corner where you came from.
Wow so the only reason to own a TiVo now is to watch and record the Olympics?........who knew!!!
I suspect there's gonna be a whole lot of people who won't watch or record the Olympics in Russia next year.
I don't really watch sports of any kind. I still find plenty of use for my TiVo.
I think there are a few who won't admit to it, but do watch the figure skating to watch for "wardrobe malfunctions" or failure of wardrobe to keep some female bits contained/covered. I suppose some of those won't record it, but will wait for the YouTube out-takes.
I used to try and watch the olympics, but the only thing I really wanted to see was events like downhill racing and ski jumping. The broadcasters know this, so they subject you to interminable blather about other events and up close and personal interviews with the 2nd cousin of the mother of one of the figure skater's costume designers, and after every one of these segments they end with "coming up, downhill racing". Once I finally figured out that "coming up" is TV broadcaster speak for "when hell freezes over", I totally abandoned trying to watch olympics.
You are not alone. I don't watch any sports of any type. But there is a lot of other stuff I don't watch, also. It is amazing how little on cable actually interests me.
The Olympics were exciting in the 60s and 70s but since then the training has become so systematic that they're effectively professionals, some already paid handsomely or performing for big contracts. The athletes are less relatable and less sympathetic characters while the networks spend more time on filler and manufactured drama like every other reality show. No thanks.
With the Cold War there was also a serious political subtext to the whole thing but now it's like who cares.
I watch a lot of sports but live, not recorded.
But have no problems filling up DVRs with non-sports content.
I was going to order my Roamio Pro and Minis from Amazon.com, however, I live in Houston Texas area and they charge sales tax anyway and Amazon showed they weren't ready to ship for a few days, so... I just ordered direct from Tivo for the "free" shipping. I ordered them on a Thursday afternoon and they arrived at my door the next day! I believe Tivo has a distro point in the DFW area. Overnight for free isn't bad.
Actually that's true. It's an unfortunate situation that it's in a country with no regards for human rights...
You do realize this is the TiVo forum, right? You can record and FF the junk and watch pieces 3+ hours of video in 30 minutes or less. That's why TiVo is so great for the Olympics. Watch a bit here and there, and FF the rest.
If you don't watch the Olympics, don't bother with cable. You clearly don't like TV at all!
You do realize it would take hours just to FF past the junk to the one thing you want to see that happened at some random time during the broadcast?
You know what the next advance in DVRs would be?
Index recordings so that you can skip to specific points. If there's some way for broadcasts to send signals or data corresponding to specific time indices.
Of course they don't like that you can already skip commercials so the networks won't cooperate. But if they allowed the community to create and share indices that you can download and use when playing back recordings.
The indices wouldn't be available when the show first airs. But for on demand recordings or perhaps some East Coast viewer creates indices for some show and a West Coast viewer loads that index while viewing.
Even better, a lot of DVR viewers don't see recordings for a day or two so many could benefit.
Even better, for the service fees that Tivo collects, they could be making the indexes and have software that detects what recordings you have and download the index for that show.
I usually use "skip to tick" and go in 15 minute intervals. You can narrow it down pretty quickly that way.
Better yet crowd based ticks. Where your friends can send you tick marks. For example you could skip directly to Miley on the VMAs.
In this forum we are constantly referring to events on shows. It would be cool to publish our favorite timestamps and have Tivo automatically merge them into recordings when playing.
And lets add Social OnDemand folders to that as well.
huh? Some people don't care about the Olympics. Especially this year with the Russians being bigots.
Is the Olympics the only reason you have one? Surely you watch other shows.
OK now I know you're trolling.
One issue with doing that for Olymic coverage is that as recordings get longer the tick interval increases.
I think by the time you get to a 9 hour long olympics recording the tick interval is up to 45 minutes apart. That makes it much easier to accidently skip right past something you're interested in. (If it's an event that they keep cutting to for short streches)