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Old 08-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Missing my TiVo!

Well I'm being "weened" from cable and my XL and 4XL machines. I'm away from home with only local OTA which isn't all that bad but when I look at an Internet Guide I keep reaching for the remote to set up the next few days of viewing. Well there isn't a TiVo!

No TV "my way" for probably six weeks! I don't believe I'd carry the XL here since the season is still a few weeks away but I have to admit I thought about packing it when I was home last weekend.

"TiVo - don't leave home without it! Soon that could very well be my "motto"!

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:53 AM   #3
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Any DVR is superior to the old linear TV watching. I was at a hotel and I immediately missed by DVR's. Even Worse, the hotel didn't have any of my favorite channels like Science, HDNET, HDNET Movies, NatGeo, NatGeo Wild, and no access to my recordings at home (I don't have a need for Sling, so I never invested). I ended up not watching the TV in my room, it was that unsatisfying.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Any DVR is superior to the old linear TV watching.
...and you don't need a DVR for that. While I'm a huge Tivo fan, to me it was more evolutionary than revolutionary, since I was using a VCR (and for most of the time, two VCRs) for more than a decade to "Watch what I want, when I want" and skip commercials.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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...and you don't need a DVR for that. While I'm a huge Tivo fan, to me it was more evolutionary than revolutionary, since I was using a VCR (and for most of the time, two VCRs) for more than a decade to "Watch what I want, when I want" and skip commercials.
It's still a linear recording. Which is a pain compared to a DVR. I used to do the same thing in the 80's and 90's. I had multiple VCRs to be able to record up to six shows concurrently and to skip the commercials. I would even sometimes record 20 or 30 minutes of an hour show and start watching it while it recorded the rest on another machine. I certainly don't miss those days back in the 20th century.

At least a lower end Premiere with lifetime service is cheaper than what some of the VCRs cost me back in the 80's and early 90's.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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At least a lower end Premiere with lifetime service is cheaper than what some of the VCRs cost me back in the 80's and early 90's.
That's certainly a fact. I spent very serious money for a couple. Presently I guess the largest anchor I own is a Toshiba 42" rear projection. It requires a component connection and it's actually hard to "give away"!
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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Why not buy an iPad, there an app for that.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #8
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That's certainly a fact. I spent very serious money for a couple. Presently I guess the largest anchor I own is a Toshiba 42" rear projection. It requires a component connection and it's actually hard to "give away"!
Maybe there's a bar or a church youth group who could use a biggish screen donated.
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