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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by HTH, Mar 13, 2002.
Tivo was mentioned on WMZQ fm in the DC area this week by the afternoon DJ.
This guy seems to have a bunch of TiVo's piled up in his office...
In case no one else knows it, but, that guy is RB.
Leo Laporte mentioned TiVo last night on The ScreenSavers on TechTV. It was only in passing when he and Patrick were talking about quieting hardrives in PCs.
I loved the way they did this--for anyone watching the background of the show, it made it look like Monica and Chandler got a TiVo, then Chandler told Joey about it, so *he* got a TiVo and since Rachel was living with him at the time, she got to benefit from it and told her father about it.
Howard Stern refers to recording shows as "Tivoing".
On the Fox News Channel, the morning show Fox and Friends during the Mancow segment, Mancow said he uses TiVo to get the Ozzy show and that the hosts of the Fox and Friends should get one so they dont miss TV shows because they are to busy or not there when they are on.
My favorite celebrity mention of TiVo was on David Letterman. One night he was talking about some lame CBS special involving the Survivor series. He rolled his eyes and said "thank God for TiVo!" It turned into a catch phrase for me and I've often repeated the quote ever since.
Wow, I heard this today at lunch, too! As Pan Chun noted, lots of misinformation (no, TiVo doesn't take out commercials; no, you can't pause live tv for days at a time, etc), but very positive.
Page 114 of the May 2002 issue of Automobile magazine, this month's "Collectible Classic" is the '68-'72 Olds Vista Cruiser. The last paragraph reads:
Well, this is off topic, but I saw your .sig here. This episode is still in syndication, as my TiVo picked it up last week. Hopefully that was just a rumor stemming from all the talk about removing the towers from everywhere. I'm glad it's still on. And it's sure to be in the Season 9 DVD box set.
Personally, I think it was blown out of proportion all the things they wanted to remove the Twin Towers from. It's not like those buildings never existed.
Personally, I feel that it is ridiculous for them to remove the towers from TV shows.
Yes, there was a huge tragedy with the towers, but that is no reason to erase it from history.
Edit: Whoa, I didn't even finish reading your post, but I said almost the same thing you did. lol Freaky!!!
Sure you can! Just not out of the box.
Upgrading to 2x120 gig drives gets you what, about 70-80 hours of Best? Then you can tweak your Live Buffer to use all that extra space. Impractical? Absolutely. But wouldn't it be cool to be able to spontaneously pause what you're watching on a Friday afternoon, go away for the weekend, come back on Sunday night and pick right up where you left off?
How can you "tweak your Live Buffer" to be an hour or more? I have not seen any successful reports that this can be done with current 2.5 software. I heard that once it was adjusted, it soon returned to near 30 minutes only. I would love to set the buffer to 1 hour if it were possible.
Has it gone away? I haven't really kept up with the hacking front, I just knew it was possible at one time. Sorry to get your hopes up.
Actually Bryanmc sent me a PM (private message) concerning this. He said that this episode was shown in Dallas. So after some further "researching", I found out that FOX did indeed choose to pull if from syndication. FOX sent a list of episodes that may be found offensive, to all of its local affiliates. Now---its your local affiliates call on whether or not the episode will air. As for many of you- your FOX affiliates chose to air it-where as since 9/11 it has never aired here in NY. So its solely based on your local affiliate. So hope that answers any questions. Here are some link and excerpts pertaining to this...
( http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,...illions,00.html ) here's the full quote:
I also checked this Simpsons website (http://www.snpp.com/news/newsbites.html ---check under 9/24/01) and they said:
Another episode on the list FOX sent the stations was New Kids on the Bleech. This is also being considered of being pulled as at the end of the episode a NYC skyscraper (the MAD magazine headquarters) collapses, which is reminiscent of the Twin Towers on 9/11.
Earlier this season, Futurama had a TiVo reference; there was a thread about it on this forum. It was the little message that pops up at the beginning under the Futurama logo: "hey, TiVo, suggest this!" or similar words to that effect.
Is that a plasma TV in the background? Whatever it is, it's 16:9. Does this mean HDTiVo is in the works?
Tim Robbins was on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" yesterday (repeat?) and apparently raved about TiVo. Rosie has a TiVo and will drop a "I TiVo'd it" or "I was watching it on TiVo" reference every once and a while.
An article on ESPN Page 2 mentions TiVo!
Critics scoffed when the Yankees announced their own 24-hour channel, but those same naysayers now are straining the limits of TiVo to record what the Washington Post's Tom Shales describes as "the greatest advance in home entertainment since Lucy met Ethel"
I was watching the Toronto vs Ottawa game tonight, broadcast on CBC. During the 2nd intermission they have the satellite hot stove which is 4 people discussing hockey issues.
Tonight the Toronto guy was talking about a device they were going to start using to speed up goal replays. He said they could now replay the possible goal before the play stopped, prior to this they couldn't start reviewing it until the play stopped. The guy from Philadelphia said yeah it's called a tivo.