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Which night is most "crowded" on your DVR?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Apr 20, 2012.

What night do you record your most shows?

  1. Sunday

    66 vote(s)
    46.8%
  2. Monday

    13 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. Tuesday

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  4. Wednesday

    8 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. Thursday

    44 vote(s)
    31.2%
  6. Friday

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
  7. Saturday

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    It probably also varies by how you interpret "crowded".
    The first post seems to be using it in a "which night has the most hours recorded" fashion.

    But it's just a reasonable to define crowding as generate conflicts. If I've got Sunday with 4 1-hours shows, but all competing for the same timeslot, I could interpret Sunday as more crowded than Monday, which has no conflicts but 4.5 hours of recordings.
     
  2. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    Without a doubt Thursday.

    If i paid for premium channels like HBO or Showtime than Sunday would be busy and might be the top contender, but I don't subscribe to those channels.
     
  3. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    Sundays, and it would be almost unmanageable if most of the shows I watched were full TV seasons, and not just 12-13 episode ones.

    There's 5 or 6 HBO & Showtime shows not even showing now, not to mention Walking Dead.

    -smak-
     
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    What, nobody has a crowded DVR on Saturday? :)
     
  5. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    Mad Men
    The Killing
    Celebrity Apprentice
    Chopped Champions
    Simpsons
    60 Minutes
    Game of Thrones
    The Borgias
    Desperate Housewives

    'Life's Too Short' is over and I canceled my 'Girls' and 'Veep' season passes and that helped. If there's an awards show or a game I want to watch, it's a real pain in the butt.
     
  6. Zarisa

    Zarisa New Member

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    You know....after reading this whole thing. I started to wonder. How did we survive prior to DVR's.
    I saw a comic strip on pvponline.com a few years back when Lost was ruling the airways.
    2 of the lead charaters were talking about thier TV line up and how much it sucked thier life away. The punch line ended up being something like "God life was so much easier when TV sucked!"

    Seems completely true now too.
     
  7. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    There NOTHING on Saturday anymore, except for SyFy B movie of the week. The networks should be copying SyFy and start doing cheap Action/Adventure/Sci-fi movies for Saturday night.

    Anyone “old” enough to remember when Saturday night had “The Love Boat“, “Friday the 13”, “Star Trek TNG”. May be other shows that I can’t remember right now. Use to have to work every other Saturday, so I had to record shows using a VCR, had to insert a box that video tape in it and it could record only 2 hours of HQ analog video. You kids with your Tivo’s are sooo spoiled. :D
     
  8. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    How did that song go 198 channels and nothing on. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I go back farther than that. CBS had their killer block of of Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newheart and Carol Burnett. NBC if I recall had Andy Williams. Not sure if Love Boat and Fantasy Island was on at the same time as those other two. I think it was later. I think one network might have had a movie on Saturday night.

    Well HBO has taken over "movie night" and it seems the nets show a lot of sports instead of new stuff (or reruns).
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I'm not sure what the social underpinnings of the phenomenon are, but Saturday night went from a night when lots of people watched TV to a night when almost nobody watches TV.
     
  11. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    I would have LOVED to have had a DVR in the mid 90s. At that time, I had something on TV every night. I was also going out 4-7 nights a week, frantically setting my VCR, cramming a tape in there, and hoping I didn't accidently record over anything I wanted to keep.
     
  12. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    Ha! So true. I'm finding that, with Tivos (and especially since I replaced my old ones with multi-tuner ones!), TV watching is almost a full time job for me.

    I remember when I had VCRs and when they got to where you could program something to auto-record (i.e. recording a soap each day at whatever time automatically) and forgetting to catch up before the tape got to the end and finding that I had missed half the week. d'oh

    Conversely, however, I don't really remember a time when I thought that tv really sucked. I'm in my mid-50s, so maybe that time eluded me - probably when I was younger and into partying. Between working and partying there wasn't much time left to watch tv and in the mid-70s I was living overseas. Talk about tv that sucked!

    I'm addicted to the ID channel and would say that I probably have nearly 30 Season Pass shows on that channel. Can't even keep up!
     
  13. speedcouch

    speedcouch Geekneck

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    Sunday beats every other night about 10-fold! "Cable" shows that night are awesome. Right now, I'm recording:

    Nurse Jackie
    The Big C
    The Killing
    Game of Thrones
    Mad Men
    The Borgias
    VEEP

    So glad I got the HR34 from DirecTV a couple months ago. Really using the five tuners on Sundays! :)
     
  14. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Yeah, my Sundays are packed. And since I'm one of those people who actually try to watch most shows ASAP (as versus building them up for a later date), it's challenging to get them all watched. It usually takes me a couple days to catch up. Sundays is the only day I have this problem. Thursdays is close.

    Simpsons
    Bob's Burgers
    Once Upon a Time
    Game of Thrones
    Mad Men
    Veep
    Girls
    Nurse Jackie
    The Big C
    Frozen Planet (this may be over?)

    And I'm still recording The Killing, although I'll never watch 'em (don't ask).

    Couldn't do it without my Elite four tuner.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    So does that mean that on other nights, you record about 7/10 of a show? :D
     
  16. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Cops, when it's new
    there's a pretty-bad-but-I've-been-watching reality show on NBC
    The Firm
    48 Hours -- don't know why, but once in a while these mystery stories are entertaining
    SNL
     
  17. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    VCRs. That's why I've said many times that I think DVRs are evolutionary, not revolutionary. For quite a while, I had 2 VCRs so that I could either record 2 things at once or record one thing and watch another (i.e. avoid ads).
     
  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I think they're revolutionary. VCRs were pretty highly specialized...i.e., I think a very small percentage of people used them to their full potential or even close to it. I can't remember the number, but a surprisingly high percentage of VCR owners used them exclusively for movie rentals.

    I know I'm a pretty tech-savvy guy, and I used my VCR as little as possible...too much hassle for not enough benefit. I would always watch live TV if I could. My first TiVo immediately and dramatically changed the way I watched TV, and as DVR penetration has increased, I've seen people who would fall into the rental-only camp of VCR users turn into casual time-shifters.
     
  19. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I wasted so much time (in hindsight) archiving programs to videotape. I had virtually every episode of Buffy and Angel taped and catalogued. Along with the Tick and some other cartoons. As the DVDs of various programs come out the tapes got boxed and eventually tossed.

    The TiVo helped me be much better organized about my archiving.

    Now I do that all digitally.
     
  20. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I agree.

    But I think a lot more people use DVRs as time shifters than VCR users did. I used it as a time shifter all the time. But remember the old joke of the blinking 12:00. Hard to program something to record later if you can't even set up the clock :) The DVR makes it MUCH easier to do this.
     

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