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zonereyrie
New toy!
Oh, my Pioneer 810H was waiting for me when I got back from CES. I brought it home last night, but I still have to make the time to rip apart my entertainment center and rewire it. After giving up on PlasmaKings I ordered from Abe's of Maine and they were spot on with there service. I'd recommend them. And none of that silly 'you have to call to confirm your order' stuff.

Oh, and another fun thing - I'm now co-maintainer of the tivolovers community! That makes me ridiculously happy for some reason. :-) I just gave it a facelift and redid the community info to have links to a LOT more resources. Trying to make it a bit more valuable.

I am: happy happy
Current Media: TiVo: Robot Wars

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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 16th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You want a TiVo. Even if you don't know it yet, you want a TiVo. ;-) It is my favorite tech toy and it has *completely* changed television for me - and, believe it or not, helps with social life since you never worry about missing some show, etc. You just comer and go when you want and watch your shows when you want.

Microsoft, a long time ago, released a DVR for DirecTV called UltimateTV. But it was discontinued a long time ago and DirecTV standardized on TiVo. There has been talk that XBox2 will include DVR functionality, but right now the only thing MS has like that is Windows XP Media Center Edition. That's what is used in the Media Center PC, or MCPC, which you can buy from a few vendors.

TiVo is dominates the PVR market with over a million users over all the different products TiVo is in. The other 'name brand' is ReplayTV, but they're fairly small compared to TiVo. Then you have basic DVRs without all the neat features like the Scenium, etc, and now some cable boxes have very basic recording features.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 16th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
That's the danger with TiVo. I didn't watch many shows before I got one because I kept forgetting to tape them, or I couldn't be home when they were on, etc. I watch a lot of science and tech (geek) shows but there are some 'normal' shows that I like. I'd have the TV on while I worked on the computer (like right now) but I'd surf around trying to find something at lease passable. Now I almost always have shows I KNOW I like waiting for me whenever I feel like it, and sometimes I just want to veg and try to slow my brain down. (I have a problem with thinking all the time - like when I'm trying to get to sleep.)

This is what I currently have my TiVo grab: http://www.megazone.org/TiVo-SPs.txt
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