What's on your Tivo/DVR?

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What's on your Tivo/DVR?

Postby Carolian on Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:48 am

I'm just curious: what's on my fellow Zoners' TV digital video device thingys, if you have one? What do you have recorded that you have yet to watch? What's just sitting around, hogging up space, waiting to be viewed and erased?

Unfortunately, I've got a lot of shit that I haven't had time to watch: an episode of FUTURAMA, an episode of HOUSE, Tuesday's episode of THE SHIELD, last night's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT marathon, and three-count 'em, three-episodes of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, a show I've only watched two episodes of, and am trying to catch up on as quickly as possible.

On the movie front, things are even worse, with a whole bunch of movies I've never seen: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, LITTLE CAESAR, LOLITA, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, THE THIRD MAN, and THE UNINVITED. All from Turner Classic Movies, the best channel on television.

Jesus, looking at that list, I should've just posted it in the "Losing Your Geek Cred" thread.

But yeah. What do you need to watch?

Edit: As I type this, I am the only Zoner here. PARTY! NO MODS = KEGGER!
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Postby JabberJaw on Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:05 pm

Lost
Invasion
Supernatural
Most Extreme Elimination Challange
Deadwood, Sopranos - when they are on of course



oh and.................american idol <cough>

I have a bunch of stuff saved...last seasons the sopranos & deadwood.

Nosferautu, a Paul Mcartney concert...stuff from ovation (concerts and such)
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Postby Shane on Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:42 pm

|I've got the inDemand thing, where you watch what you want when you want. I just got done watching the first season of Weeds.
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Postby Malachi Constant on Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:52 pm

A solid hour of Charles ins Charge every night.
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Postby cinephile2000 on Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:47 pm

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Iconoclasts
The Grammys it took me the longest time to figure out how Madonna went behind the Gorrillaz charecter
Olympics
and a documentary on Judy Garland
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Postby Hollywood_Bob on Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:21 pm

Lost
24
Sopranos (HBO has been replaying em all)
south park
simpsons
family guy

I mostly use the DVR to record shows I miss while watching flicks....
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Postby Brocktune on Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:51 pm

oliver twist (lean)
david copperfield (w.c. fields)
convoy (peckinpah)
nausicaa of the valley (miyazaki)
castle in the sky (miyazaki)
my neighbor totoro (miyazaki)
lost
snl
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Postby cinephile2000 on Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:36 pm

Hollywood and I use the same technique. After Brocktune I feel kinda un geeky.
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Postby Kilgore on Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:46 pm

Lost
Invasion
Homicide: Life on the Street (trying to watch five eps a week)
The Equalizer
Simpsons
Family Guy
American Dad
Harvey Birdman
Stroker and Hoop
Everybody Hates Chris
My Name is Earl
The Office
SVU
Criminal Minds
Whatever Pro Wrestling there was on this week.
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Postby Brocktune on Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:48 pm

cinephile2000 wrote:Hollywood and I use the same technique. After Brocktune I feel kinda un geeky.



really?
because whenever somebody utters the phrase "after brocktune i feel kinda" it is usually followed with "dirty and disgusting"
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Postby Flumm on Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:55 pm

Oh wow, well I'm still on the 20th century with about 2 dozen tapes of stuff piled up in teh alcove by the TV, under the TV, on the TV cabinet...

I don't know what's on all of them, but recently I can remember taping...

George Harrison documentary
Some French Flick with Jean Reno and Vincent Cassell
Strangers on a Train
A Sporting life with Richard Harris
Hang My Gallows High with Roberth Mitchum and Kirk Douglas
Gangs of New York
A documentary series where celebrities go and find out about their ancestors...

And a whole bunch of things I can't remember.

But just yesterday I went and signed up for trail with the euro version of Netflix, so if all goes well I'm gonna get all the input any remotely filmgeeky geek could geekily wish for...
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Postby athenabodicea on Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:11 pm

Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Whose Line is it Anyway (best show ever)
Lost
Will & Grace
CSI
My Name is Earl
Four Kings
The Office
Supernatural
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Postby DrSnatchCatcher on Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:34 pm

My Season Passes (in no particular order):

Hustle (on AMC)
The Sopranos
Rescue Me
Curb Yiour Enthusiasm
Nip/Tuck
The Shield
24
Arrested Development
The Office
My Name Is Earl
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Prison Break
Entourage
The L Word
The Simpsons
Scrubs
Two and a Half Men
Weeds
Rome
Extras
Boston Legal

Luck Louie will be, as soon as it premieres on HBO in a few months
Thief on FX will be, if it is as good as it looks
I will give The Unit on CBS a try when it premieres based on its pedigree
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Re: What's on your Tivo/DVR?

Postby Petri on Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:56 pm

Carolian wrote:and three-count 'em, three-episodes of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA


I have every BS Galactica episode they have aired since October as the wife and I are playing catchup as we never watched this show until recently. Also last night's episode of 24... and the Rose Bowl
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:52 pm

I just ordered my Tivo!! :D

Got the dual recorder kind with 80 hours of memory, signed on for the three-year contract. I've used it at plenty of friends' places, but now I get my own! And they've all joked that I, of all people, need one.

Very exciting!!
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:58 pm

I have a dvr and I goot ask a question about the Tivo. Is there any way you can turn the sound off? I hate that annoying beep boop when I have seen it in use. It is cute at first but it grates after a while. My dvr is silent and I really apreciate that...
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Postby tfactor on Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:59 pm

congrats whedon! say goodbye to commercials

btw is there a difference between a Comcast (cable company) DVR box and a Tivo box? Do they not both essentially do the same things? Whedon you probably looked into this most recently, so I'm hoping you can shed some light.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:04 pm

Nope, I just looked into Tivo 'cause my friends have nothing but praise for it. It fit nicely into my price range and that was that. Possibly the easiest purchase I've ever made.
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Postby TheBaxter on Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:28 pm

tfactor wrote:congrats whedon! say goodbye to commercials

btw is there a difference between a Comcast (cable company) DVR box and a Tivo box? Do they not both essentially do the same things? Whedon you probably looked into this most recently, so I'm hoping you can shed some light.


Tivo blows away any other DVR out there. my parents have the comcast DVR so i've used it here and there, and it's not nearly as user-friendly. Tivo really shines when it comes to season passes and configuring recordings. the comcast DVR has no season pass function that i've been able to find. also, Tivo lets you customize the recordings to begin earlier or end later than the scheduled times, for both season passes and one-time recordings. this is very useful for shows that routinely go over the scheduled time by a minute or two, or to allow extra time for a show that follows a sporting event that might run over.

there are some things i'd like to see improved on the Tivo, but since i have the directv model and they're not partnered anymore, i'll just have to dream:

1) ranking recordings - tivo allows you to specify how long to keep something before it can be deleted, but when you have lots of stuff recorded, it would be nice to be able to rank them in the order you want them deleted instead

2) quicker menus - the tivo menus can be really slow sometimes

3) more recording time - you can never have enough recording time. i know you can mod the boxes to add extra hard drives, but i'm not brave enough to try that yet.

comcast and tivo are supposed to be partners now, so one day there should be a comcast tivo dvr, and when that day comes i will very likely switch to comcast.
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Postby tfactor on Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:46 pm

actually baxter my dvr has the ability to do all those things as well. When I record a show I can set it to record all shows on this channel or record all shows just in that timeslot, and you can adjust to record a few extra minutes for shows like Lost and Survivor or anything else that runs a little over.

Whedon if you don't mind me asking (pm me if you do) what was the price?

I believe the Tivo has some smart features to record shows like the ones you regularly watch and it has automatic settings for this, which my dvr doesn't have plus I believe you get more recording space with tivo (more hours ahnyway but I'm curious what the price difference is and really if its worth it to switch.
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:50 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:I have a dvr and I goot ask a question about the Tivo. Is there any way you can turn the sound off? I hate that annoying beep boop when I have seen it in use. It is cute at first but it grates after a while. My dvr is silent and I really apreciate that...


I am still wondering about the sound...
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:01 pm

tfactor wrote:Whedon if you don't mind me asking (pm me if you do) what was the price?

I got the dual DVR box w/ 80 hours of memroy for $30. (There's another dual DVR with 180 hours that's $130, and I believe a 40-hour w/ burnable DVD feature for $180.) You CAN get a box free, but it's the basic model and I always run into problems with two shows playing against one another.

I signed the three-year contract for $16.95/month. The one-year is $19.95, and I believe the two-year is $17.95.
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What's on your Tivo/DVR?

Postby bastard_robo on Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:21 pm

Im one of the few that defies the whole Tivo/DVR revolution!

I have my trusty VCR, endless supplie of cheap VHS tapes to record hours of my crap, :including the following:

Lost
Heros
My Name is Earl
The Office
30 Rock
The Simpsons
Family Guy
War at Home
American Dad.

(I dont have cable, and cannot see the wonders of cable tv unless im at my friends house)

But my VCR has yet to fail me (as i didnt pay jack shit for it. MY grandparents are recording whores, owning up to 6 vcrs, which are constantly running. When they think one is broke, they throw it out and buy a new one. I've aquired about 8 perfectly good VCR's this way) The main one i use has that commercial skip feature, so i dont have to go through the tedious energy waste of lifting my thumb to pres fast forward.

Call me an old timer. I know that VCR's are going extinct, but i still find use for them.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:30 pm

On my DVR right now, if memory serves:

Scrubs reruns (I missed most of the first season so I'm finally getting caught up now that it's in syndication).

Lost

BSG

Veronica Mars

Angel reruns

Ghost Hunters

The Wire

University of Washington Men's Basketball game from last night

I've got some catching up to do...
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