My husband likes to keep up with technology as much as we can afford. Recently, he convinced me to try TiVo. We only just got off our antenna (all of 3 channels!) to Dish Network, so all of a sudden, I have 7 years of Stargate SG-1 to view. I have to admit though, for those of us trying to never miss our favorite show, it's pretty sweet to just program in the "season pass" and not even worry about recording repeats by mistake. Being able to catch up in your show is nice too - if you come home 15 minutes into it, you can watch the recorded part and zip through commercials until you're viewing the live show again.
Another cool feature is you can tell it to find any programs with certain actors or themes, and it will notify you when it finds them - say you want to see what Jackie Chan movies are coming up, now you can set it to record.
I'm really more thrilled with the possibility of being able to see all the Olympics this year. I usually wind up recording over the tape I thought I'd already seen, only to find out it was the one from the day before. That can't happen with TiVo. :)
Now I just have to make sure it's not all full with Full Metal Alchemist episodes for our daughter.
But, yeah, we're keeping the TiVo.
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