The Official TiVo-Spotting Thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by HTH, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. Nov 19, 2003 #341 of 1029
    cybah

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    Meredith Vieira mentioned that Star Jones had not missed an episode of "The Practice" when interviewing James Spader on The View because Star has a Tivo.

    Star also mentioned that she would be doing some "Tivo Action" to catch James Spader have red spots from his glasses on "The Practice"

    Okay I watch too much daytime TV.. heh
     
  2. Nov 20, 2003 #342 of 1029
    jleebeane

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    Slate magazine (slate.msn.com) has an article about why religious people oppose gay marriages. The article includes a TiVo reference in passing, but I thought it was interesting because it seems to assume the reader will know what a TiVo is. The applicable paragraph is:
    I'm not sure how I feel about the validity of the metaphor, but the TiVo reference is amusing.

    (I'd link to it, but having fewer than five posts, I can't add a URL yet...sorry)
     
  3. Nov 21, 2003 #343 of 1029
    lpwcomp

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    On Wednesday's(11/19/2003) L&O, a female cop says something like "Some people actually like (the victim). My Husband made me TiVo his John Gotti vacation home special"
     
  4. Nov 25, 2003 #344 of 1029
    ccwf

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    • As mentioned in the college football thread, there have been tons of TiVo mentions recently. (TiVo+football+30 second skip between plays=magical goodness, as more and more people are discovering.) These are getting to be a regular thing and perhaps no longer worth mentioning.
    • Two weeks ago, I think, I heard a radio spot from Goodguys plug a “TiVo Home Theater” combination.
    • Today, got an email from one of my credit cards with this [​IMG]. (This is the same, generally available $50 rebate, not a new card-specific one.)
     
  5. Nov 25, 2003 #345 of 1029
    dmdeane

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    Not sure if this "counts" as a TiVo spotting, but TechTV's annual top 20 holiday gift list had the Pioneer DVD recorder/TiVo combo box as their #1 gift. Those TechTV guys sure love their TiVos.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2003 #346 of 1029
    Tangled Puppet

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    The Love Doctors (Radio Personalities in Florida) swear by it, and talk about it all the time on their radio show.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2003 #347 of 1029
    Hunter Green

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  8. Nov 28, 2003 #348 of 1029
    jnk27

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    Matt Lauer, promoting Justin Timberlake's special on NBC, said he will be "TVin er TiVoing that thing even as we speak."

    (Usage question, are you TiVoing something if your TiVo is set to record it in the future? If yes, does that mean you can unTiVo something?)

    Anyway, Al Roker's repartee was, "Wow..her(sic) TiVo thinks he's a 12 year old girl."
     
  9. Dec 3, 2003 #349 of 1029
    SRW

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    Dunno if anyone saw this (a search did not return a hit) but the Sept. 29 Issue of Forbes Magazine had a front page story on DVRs with a great big Tivo remote taking up almost half the page.

    Gist of story: "Ad killing gadgets will soon be everywhere. Can the networks survive?"

    Not very compliementary to Tivo. Said that it was the cable companies and their non-Tivo DVR boxes that were the tipping point that could kill a $50 Billion ad industry. (Tivo too hard to use, too expensive. Cable cheap and simple.)
     
  10. Dec 13, 2003 #350 of 1029
    cwerdna

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    It was mentioned twice on Thursday's Nightly Business report when talking to the president of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. See

    http://www.nbr.com/transcript/2003/transcript121103.html#story3

    for the complete transcript.

    Here are the excerpts:
    "DRAKE: Television, despite all the questions about TiVo and viewing falling, continues to be the real engine of ad spending. ...

    GHARIB: And what about the impact of personal video recorders like TiVo, where people can just skip through the commercials? How do advertisers reach their audience?

    DRAKE: The challenge for advertisers will be to have advertising that's creative enough that people will not want to skip through it. And if you use the Super Bowl as an analogy, actually, the most watched portions of the Super Bowl happen to be the advertising. So if the setting is right and the advertising is right, people will watch it. If it's boring, then they're going to snap through it."
     
  11. Dec 13, 2003 #351 of 1029
    dr_mal

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    Letterman again last night, explaining to Julia Roberts why he hadn't seen her on Oprah:
     
  12. Dec 15, 2003 #352 of 1029
    Krellis

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  13. Dec 15, 2003 #353 of 1029
    Fustanella

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    Ellen DeGeneres showed a photo of two folks who had TiVoed her show, dumped it to DVD and loaded it on their laptop for in-flight viewing. Her comment: "They were the pilots." :D
     
  14. Dec 17, 2003 #354 of 1029
    DLSith

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    On the 12/16 Tracy Morgan Show, Jimmy was trying to figure out all the tv shows he wanted to watch. So when his mom pointed out that he had three shows at the same time, he asked if they could get Tivo.

    Just enjoyed seeing it on my new favorite family comedy (well, after Arrested Development, but thats a different kind of family comedy).
     
  15. Dec 17, 2003 #355 of 1029
    Fustanella

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    Potential TiVo-Spotting (v/o edition): on Celebrity Poker Showdown, about midway through, it sounds like Nicole Robinson's voice asking how good something would look on TiVo. Hard to make out, though, given the foreground discussion.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2003 #356 of 1029
    Lee L

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    I heard that mention on Celeb Poker as well.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2003 #357 of 1029
    Shark73

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    Dec 22nd issue of Sports Illustrated...Rick Reilly wrote about how great TiVo is and how he can't live without one.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2003 #358 of 1029
    dansachs

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    Hope this is late enough in the day so that it's not a spoiler!

    Todays New York Times crossword puzzle (Wed Dec 24 2003):

    17 Across: TV show digitizer (four letters)
     
  19. Dec 24, 2003 #359 of 1029
    scottjf8

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    A few weeks ago there was a mention at the beginning of ESPN's Around The Horn. The host (Max Kellerman) made mention of watching something over and over again, thanks to his Tivo.
     
  20. Dec 31, 2003 #360 of 1029
    DrStrange

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    Today's "Today" show, a segment on the best commercials of the year. No Tivo commercial was shown of course since I don't think there even were any this year, but there was a still of the AdWeek's cover that had a Tivo logo, and the woman presenting the ads mentioned advertisers being "worried about people with their Tivos tuning out commercials".
     

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