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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. allan

    allan Can't think of one

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    I've always been a time-shifter. I normally watched live TV pre-tivo, and it's not unusual for me to watch live (or near live) even now, but I also did other things and couldn't always be at the tube when my shows were on.

    I consider DVRs as the next step from VCRs, much like cars were the next step beyond horses. And I see clear similarities between wrestling with those tapes, especially when rushing, and dealing with horse droppings. ;)
     
  2. allan

    allan Can't think of one

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    Absolutely agree! For me, programming the VCR wasn't a problem, but dealing with all those physical tapes, especially when running around like a headless chicken, was a problem. And, via Murphy's Law, I would forget to insert the tape when the best show of the week was on.
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    All true. Or you didn't realize you were at the end of the tape and it runs out. I split my cable connection so I always had two tuners going into the VCR so I could watch one thing and record another. I was a pretty good VCR user. I also hated that I have to watch what was next on the VCR and not always what I wanted.

    Now? I forget to record something? I pull out my phone where ever I am and set it up. I get home, and there it is. The DVR to the VCR is like radio to HD TV.
     
  4. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Sunday is so crowded that it makes Monday the second-most crowded because second or third runs of shows on during prime time are being recorded around midnight sunday night / monday morning. Followed by Thursday then Friday.
     
  5. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    Northern...
    In my case of all Babylon 5. (Mostly from the reruns on TNT).

    I think those tapes might still be stuffed in a closet somewhere. Need to find and toss them. (If only the DVDs had been released in orignal aspect ratio. Cropping the space scenes from 4:3 down to 16:9 was a waste)
     
  6. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Sorry to bump an older thread, but I just looked at my TODO list for my 2 premires.
    I am recording 12 shows tonight ( not counting letterman/Stewart/Cobert/Jimmies....)
    That's a 1st for me.

    NCIS
    Raising Hope
    Emily Owens
    Go On
    Happy Endings
    Mindy Project
    New Normal
    Cougar Town
    Justified
    Private Practice
    Vegas
    Flashpoint
     
  7. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    You must be “independently wealthy” to be able to stay home and watch TV all day. :rolleyes:
     
  8. TampaThunder

    TampaThunder Active Member

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    And I thought the 10 shows I have to do on Sunday was a lot. LOL
     
  9. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Yeah, I think Tuesday for me too.. At first I thought I missed the ending of Go On even though I thought I had padding on it, but it was clipped due to too many recordings, AND I still had a SP on my other Tivo.. So even with 4 tuners, I was 'out of tuners' due to !@$!@$!@$!@$!# padding necessary on ABC & NBC shows.

    Sunday's pretty crowded sometimes with a few Fox animated shows, Once/Revenge, Amazing Race..
     
  10. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    I was a 'Sunday' girl, back when I first participated in this poll. Lately, however, my Wednesdays are brutally busy.

    More of the Sunday shows, except Dexter of course, are eeking back in though.

    Tivo Guy - Any chance Emily Owens is not cancelled? Am I the only one who likes this show? :( Glad to see that the second half of the first season returned, after hearing it was getting the ax, but I hope there will be more. I also wish Mamie Gummer would speak a little louder. With my tinnitis, I have to crank it way up to hear her talk. But, for some reason, I like her. Maybe it's her 'character actor' looks or maybe it's just because she is Meryl Streep's daughter.
     
  11. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

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    We have so few SPs we rarely have conflicts w/just two tuners, but it seems that this season has been reshuffled so all of my wife's shows are on Thursday nights. Goodbye, Glee!
     
  12. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Dallas
    This Sunday will be fun:

    GoT
    Shameless
    Walking Dead

    I think I will end up watching GoT live, then watch recorded Walking Dead then live watch ShoW and Shameless.
     
  13. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    all that and Amazing Race will start/end late because of basketball
     
  14. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Aren't these all shown at various times? Shouldn't have to watch ANYTHING live :)
     
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I hate that. It forces me to watch the end of a CBB game that I can't stand in order to know how to set up my DVR!! I will probably have hockey on top of all that.
     
  16. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Dallas
    Nope all 9PM Eastern. Watching shows on premium channels live is not a big deal.
     

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