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Old 02-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Do you Tivo?

Just curious. I have an unusual work schedule that is constantly changing and find I loose interest in programs quickly b/c I can not watch all the episodes and trying to catch up with them in the rerun season doesn't work well. I've been thinking about getting a Tivo, but wasn't sure. Can anyone give me advice on Tivo - pro's and con's, or an alternative?

Thanks in advance, Terry.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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We have the DVR recorder from Comcast and I couldn't live without it (well, not really but, you get the gist). I NEVER watch commercials anymore b/c you just fly through them. I LOVE the DVR recorder (same thing as Tivo but, just through Comcast). Cheers!!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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Can't imagine not having one any more (though we have one through the cable company, not a Tivo). It's great because it just holds the shows until you're ready to watch them. I have no idea when my shows even air any more, except for the Simpsons - they just show up on the DVR.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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I have a Dish DVR. I wouldn't want to be without some kind of DVR. Interesting that you have three responses positive for DVR, but not a single Tivo user.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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We had Tivo for 10 years. Absolutely loved it. Super simple interface.

Problems cropped up when we had to go to full digital cable. In order for our Tivo Premiere to work, Comcast had to install a Cablecard. No big deal. Except that they stood us up three times, which was three times too many. In a fit of rage, we cut the cable.

Then something happened. We realized that we didn't watch TV very much. Almost everything we wanted to watch (except reruns of Good Eats) was available streaming through Netflix or Amazon, or sometimes for free from the network's website.

So now we pay for just the shows we watch, saving the $70/month for cable and $20/month for Tivo. We watch all of this on a $50 Roku box, although you could just hook up a PC to a TV.

So I just canceled Tivo two days ago. You might want to see if you can just stream what you want to watch, assuming your internet is stable and fast enough.

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The coolest thing in this department that I have stumbled into is Apple's Apple TV. I subscribe to Netiflix, 18 bucks a month and I watch a tone of shows and documentaries and movies.

Very happy wiht it, got rid of the Tivo.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:42 PM   #7
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I use Windows media center to record programs. It works just like Tivo but there are no fees. Any computer running windows 7 home premium or higher has media center as part of the operating system. We have gotten so spoiled. We can watch anything we want any time we want. You will need some sort of tuner in order to use it though. I expect it can be made to work with a dish setup. You can also skip past commercials with a few button presses. I never watch a show live anymore and never could because of the commercials.

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The coolest thing in this department that I have stumbled into is Apple's Apple TV. I subscribe to Netiflix, 18 bucks a month and I watch a tone of shows and documentaries and movies.

Very happy wiht it, got rid of the Tivo.
inerges: really like your avitar... too funny. Being that I'm a big apple fan, will have to look into apple TV.

Thanks to everyone for their input.

Just saw on the news that the advertisements/billboards for Mad Men, are causing upset in NY b/c of the 911 disaster, but I like the show anyway and have had a time catching up with it.

Again, thanks and if anyone else wants to provide input, please feel free to do so.

Regards, Terry.
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