When you're away from TiVo what do you miss most?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Dawny, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Dawny

    Dawny New Member

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    So does anyone watch TV without TiVo? Maybe while travelling or visiting folks who do not have a DVR? What TiVo features do you miss most (if you even notice a difference)?
     
  2. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    When I travel for business, I literally don't turn on the TV in my hotel room (except to throw on CNN while I'm getting showered and ready in the morning).

    Seriously, the idea of "What's on right now" and "What channel?" (especially with unfamiliar hotel cable lineups) is so foreign to me that I can't find anything worth watching and just don't bother.
     
  3. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    The last time I was on vacation and had time to watch TV, I had two thoughts.

    1. "I have 49 shows in Now Playing that are better than this drek".
    2. "Ack! Where's the FF button? This commercial sux!".
     
  4. stantonl

    stantonl New Member

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    I usually don't watch anything but sports and news when I'm away. Most hotel cable line ups don't have anything I prefer to watch anyway.

    Larry
     
  5. Seattle

    Seattle Active Member

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    If I have Internet access I use my slingbox to watch my TiVos. If I do not have Internet access I do not watch TV.
     
  6. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    I miss browsing through the wishlists, and the schedules for TCM, FMC, IFC, etc. and picking out all those great movies to record. That I wind up hardly ever watching but I will someday.

    Also, deleteing all those TV episodes I started tivoing two years ago but then finally watched the first couple and they were lousy.

    In general I like my Tivo a lot more than I like TV.
     
  7. terih

    terih New Member

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    I love my mil, but she is a chatterbox. I usually don't bother watching much tv at her house because she talks through whatever is on and I miss half of it.
     
  8. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    ah the beauty of TivoToGo and having shows on your smartphone to watch that can still be FFed through as needed.

    last vacation I had setup Orb at home and the kids wtached Avatar via the opera browser on the Wii I brought along. Course most of the time we were outside playing ta the beach or pool so did not need a lot of shows just a few for that little bit of down time
     
  9. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    I miss the recorded shows the most. :)

    I don't watch TV when I'm not home.
     
  10. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Product Watch followed by KidZone.

    Actually I like getting the opportunity to occassionally watch TV the old fashioned way. It has its merits in limited quantities.
     
  11. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Trick play and the 14 day guide.
     
  12. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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  13. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    :D
     
  14. SC0TLANDF0REVER

    SC0TLANDF0REVER I Love my TiVo!

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    - Instant Replay
    - FF through Commercials
     
  15. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

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    I often find myself trying to rewind to watch something again or FF through commercials when I'm away from my TiVo.
     
  16. mightyb

    mightyb Tivolutionized!!

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  17. nhaigh

    nhaigh Member

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    Nothing - Slingmedia is your friend :) In fact I type this from my hotel room with my TiVo playing in the other window!
     
  18. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

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    I take a TiVo with us and transfer a bunch of shows off of the other DVR's.

    I also use a PlayStationPortable or DVR burner to watch shows. Weather I'm flying, sitting in the airport or driving down the road we can always have a TiVo recording to watch.

    My next purchase will be a Slingbox to round it all out. TiVo for me is about control, when I can take any show with me in an airplane, that's something! :up:

    What I do find is that I'll reach for my XM or Sirius radio to FF or hit the 7 second rewind. :D
     
  19. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Watch it, Hot or Not junkie.
    :D
     
  20. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    The Sirius unit I bought has a 45 minute buffer, so I can do exactly that. :D

    I leave it on overnight so I'm 45 minutes behind "live" when I start off to work in the morning. Song comes on that I don't like? Hit FF once to skip to the next one. :up: :up: :up:
     

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