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04 October 2006 @ 08:41 pm
Meh  
Well, I already knew that the DVR comcast supplies is a POS, but mostly it works okay. Mostly. If you don't count the unresponsiveness when watching live TV. And the fact that it completely ignores your series preferences for how many episodes to keep before deleting them and suchlike.

Of course, it also completely failed to record the premiers of Veronica Mars and Lost, despite programming to the contrary. And also just stops recording new stuff sometimes for no reason.

Argh. At least I can grab stuff off the iTunes store or, ahem, elsewhere.

That being the nice thing about iTunes, now that the resolution doesn't suck ass. Catching up on stuff. Which is what I did for the first episode of Heroes and Jericho, which I also missed -- but at least that was because I didn't know they were coming and didn't program the damned POS DVR.

Not that Dish's DVR was noticably better.
 
 
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Allison Steinastein142 on October 5th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
I love my ReplayTV. Love. Love. Love. (And BTW, if you missed a CBS show, check their website.)
Dustybigmog on October 5th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
If you have a spare PC around, you could use MythTV or one of the other PVR software packages available. The major networks all seem to have their shows streaming online these days. Who needs a TV?
Douglas Triggs: gamedoubt72 on October 5th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
If you have a spare PC around, you could use MythTV or one of the other PVR software packages available.

I don't, actually, and the point of using Comcast's DVR is the whole "fire-and-forget" aspect of it (for all it's recent forgetfulness, it's still better than Dish's DVR, which you have to actively manage for schedule changes, etc).

The major networks all seem to have their shows streaming online these days. Who needs a TV?

One word: sports.

And as long as I have it, I might as well use it.