December 9, 2003

Its Like Crack But You Can Rewind The Buzz

I have to say, Tivo rocks. Since I hooked it up on Friday, I have somewhere around seven West Wing episodes, one Coupling (the British version, not the uber-crappy American attempt) episode, and Pearl Jam live at Madison Square Garden to watch. Only problem - when the hell am I going to find time to watch all this stuff?

Posted by Chris at December 9, 2003 8:51 AM

I dream of Tivo. I keep harrassing them asking when they'll introduce it to Canada and they have no current plans. They are EEEvil! But my cable service has just come out with a comparable product and now I just have to convince Steve that the $599.99 for the terminal is well worth it!

Enjoy your Tivo and especially the Pearl Jam concert!

Posted by: Kimmie at December 9, 2003 9:17 AM

Your whole life changes when you get a TiVo. Mostly, I watch the entire week's TV on the weekends when I would normally be surfing through CRAP! Plus, you save all that time not watching commercials. I almost never watch live TV anymore. I record it on the TiVo and then watch it later just so I can skip all those damn ads.

Posted by: emily at December 9, 2003 11:21 AM

Okay, not a very related comment, except for the TV part:

Now that I'm cable-less, I've been forced to watch sit-coms, which are usually waaay out of my sphere of preferred television watching. Did you know that Ducky is everywhere?

He was on Becker the other night, and he's a main character on that show with Charlie Sheen.

So I'm not just reminded of you when I slam my fingers in doors.

Posted by: Anne at December 9, 2003 12:59 PM

We got TiVo for our Direcway last month and I love it. It's great to be able to pause what you are watching and run to the fridge or let the dogs out. My husband loves it a bit more than I do, he has so many season passes set up that a lot of times when I sit down to watch something he'll have it recording something on one channel thing and then it will want to chance the current channel so that it can record something else as well.

Posted by: Theresa at December 9, 2003 1:44 PM

I told ya you wouldn't watch TV the same again. You will find yourself recording something that is on right now. You will watch something on your playlist while it records that show. Then you will go back to watch the original show just so you can miss the commercials. Get all that?

Posted by: Ash at December 9, 2003 5:22 PM

The British version of Coupling is *so* much better than the American version. My version of TIVO is the PVR that comes with my satellite connection. I still love it. Backing up to hear what someone said, copying shows to watch when I it. I want one for the radio...

Posted by: Alicia at December 9, 2003 6:20 PM

I am so jealous, esp. b/c (aside from the Pearl Jam concert) you just watched all the shows I would seriously be spending my time on.

I can't believe we're waiting till after XMas to get cable and TiVo. Blech!

Posted by: Del at December 9, 2003 7:02 PM

If you have any computer savvy, you can build your own "Tivo" for about the same price, but it's also a computer so you can use it for whatever you want.

I don't think Tivo is that revolutionary. Besides the instant ad skip, it doesn't do much that a VCR doesn't do. That said, I prefer digital to analog, so it's better.

Posted by: Chris at December 9, 2003 8:30 PM