Way behind in my TV viewing

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  1. Nov 16, 2011 #21 of 129
    laria

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    I'm pretty behind, too.

    I keep hoping that some of the shows I haven't started watching yet will get canceled and help me out. ;) Terra Nova, Pan Am, and A Gifted Man are all sitting on my tivo, full seasons... I haven't started watching Grimm either but there's only been a couple of those.

    I use "how many suggestions do I have recorded" to judge the amount of space that I have left, and I was down to only TWO on each last night! And one of those was two 30 minute shows... not sure about the other. As a gauge of size, they both have 500 GB drives and have around 60-70 shows in now playing that aren't suggestions (one of them has a LOT more half hour shows than the other, but it also has more 2 hour shows on it than the other as well... I pad CSI Miami by 1 hour to account for football, which forces me to keep current on those for space reasons, and I had 2 of those on there, as well as the Terra Nova pilot).
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 #22 of 129
    DevdogAZ

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    I've gotten behind over the last few weeks, but nothing like most of you are talking about. I probably have 10-20 total hours of stuff that I'm behind on, but that will be knocked out fairly quickly once December gets here and most of the shows go on hiatus. Maybe that will then give me time to watch some of the 100+ movies I have saved on my computer but haven't watched.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2011 #23 of 129
    classicsat

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    I ony have movies and some public TV documentaries kept on my DVR for some time. Ideally, I will go watch a Friday movie, Saturday Matinee, and sunday double feature, and watch the docs Sunday.

    The network stuff I watch ASAP.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2011 #24 of 129
    DreadPirateRob

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    My DVR is hovering around the 15-20% mark, which always kinds of freaks me out. (We have an HR24, so that means roughly 100 hours of HD programming). Hopefully I can get caught up over the Thanksgiving-to-New Years dead period.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 #25 of 129
    bareyb

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    Ever since I upgraded the storage on our TiVo's we have TONS of stuff we never get to watch. I have entire SEASONS of shows that eventually roll off the bottom of the NPL. I just last night watched the last episode of "Friday Night Lights" that I had. What a great show...

    The problem for us is, they load up the schedule so much in the fall that we don't have time to watch everything that's on. Most of my "A list" stuff gets watched that night, but the other "B list" stuff can sit awhile. New stuff that I have never seen? Forgedaboudit. Unless they are outstanding or are getting raves here, I often never get around to seeing anything but the Pilot.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2011 #26 of 129
    Amnesia

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    Both my TiVo and my cable DVR are nearing capacity, thanks to a little game called Skyrim...
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 #27 of 129
    WhiskeyTango

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    This is a problem I've run into, balancing watching TV to keep enough free space with playing video games. I eventually gave up playing because I had so much stuff to watch. I just started playing Mass Effect again, a game I haven't played since January of 2010. I want to finish this one so I can move on to ME2 which I got for Christmas last year and still haven't opened.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2011 #28 of 129
    Amnesia

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    And of course, ME3 comes out in March...
     
  9. Nov 16, 2011 #29 of 129
    mattack

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    In theory I agree, but the past few years, at least for me, there has been a lot of good or at least watchable new stuff in the summer, so I didn't catch up as much as I wanted. (Yes, a lot of it was reality shows on the networks during the summer.)
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 #30 of 129
    Bierboy

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    Trust me...that won't help. I've been "retired" for three years and I'm farther behind now than I was then. When you retire, you end up doing the stuff that you REALLY enjoy, and that keeps you busier than you were before you retired...
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 #31 of 129
    Steveknj

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    you're welcome :D
     
  12. Nov 17, 2011 #32 of 129
    Steveknj

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    The games aren't the issue for me, as is "life" and other things I want to do. For instance, came back from a cruise and now I have 400 some odd pictures to go through to edit and distribute. That's going to take some time. There will also be a sports games I want to watch that will cut into my catch up time. Plus things like our bowling night, stuff to do with the kids and so forth.

    What I'm finding is the more family friendly shows are getting watched first, as I don't want to watch shows like Boardwalk Empire or Bored to Death while my 12 year old is up and around. And by the time she goes to bed, I'm just too tired to concentrate on some of these shows.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2011 #33 of 129
    Steveknj

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    Here too. I used to watch a LOT of movies I had saved up over the summer, but every night now during the summer has one or two shows I like, especially on USA or FX. So it's hard to schedule in a movie a lot of times (not to mention I like baseball, so I usually watch a few games a week).
     
  14. Nov 17, 2011 #34 of 129
    WhiskeyTango

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    I think I need to go through my 3 Tivos and start getting rid of shows. I already got rid of Ringer, Grimm, and about 2 seasons of Warehouse 13. I've done these mass purges in the past. The last time I did it, I got rid of about 90 hours of TV at once. It was only 3 different TV shows but I had about 30 hours of each. I know one was Gossip Girl and another was Stargate: Universe.
     
  15. Nov 17, 2011 #35 of 129
    innocentfreak

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    I am extremely behind, and some shows I haven't even started yet.

    I find I go through mini-marathons. I have been catching up on The Big Bang Theory and watch about 3 episodes every other night or so.
     
  16. Dec 1, 2011 #36 of 129
    Steveknj

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    Still way behind...my goal is to catch up before the spring TV season starts. But I'm beginning to have my doubts that it's possible. Still have 3-4 episodes of a LOT of shows to watch.
     
  17. Dec 1, 2011 #37 of 129
    Hoffer

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    I got my DVR's free space up to 60%. Feeling much better since it was around 25% just a couple weeks ago.
     
  18. Dec 1, 2011 #38 of 129
    Steveknj

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    Mine got as low as 45% after I got back from vacation...it's hovering at 48% now. Before October it had never been lower than 55%. Using a 1TB drive for storage.
     
  19. Dec 1, 2011 #39 of 129
    MikeMar

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    We are actually pretty caught up on new stuff

    But I got the wife to start watching The Wire now. We just finished season 1, I'm sure we will watch another season or 2 during Dec/Jan :)

    Just as good the 2nd time, especially as you know the characters more.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2011 #40 of 129
    daveak

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    I actually hit 0 suggestions this weekend - due to recording a few football games. Now I know longer have any Star Trek TOS on the TiVo. At least they are all on NetFlix. For now. Maybe I should get around to finishing up V? ;)
     

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