Thursday, February 02, 2006


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.

52 cal, 11 min, 2.2 miles.


Tina said...

Okay - after I made this post I futzed around and figured out how to make the links (I'm techno-impaired so I'm proud of myself here).

Kept biking thru the whole thing, so it's really...

181 cal, 35.17 minutes, 7.5 miles

Robert van de Walle said...

Nice numbers!

Oh, and look, you turned on word verification! You're not so techno-illiterate now, ARE you?

Hey, FMA rawks! I've had to stop watching, though. I was getting too many weird ideas.

You should TiVo "Monk." As good or better than Columbo ever was. Plus you'll get to see the odd SF shot, and it'll be sort of like you're visiting me.

Tina said...

We Tivo Monk, all the CSI's, FMA, Inuyasha, Digimon (Still!!!), 24, Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis, House, Dead Zone and we used to get My Name is Earl, but it conflicts with a CSI, so now we watch it while CSI is recording.

Some time soon I'll send you the link for Diana's webcomic. :) I'm sure you'll see the FMA references there. She's in love with Al (he's a CARTOON!). Ah well.