Why TiVo Owners Can't Shut Up
from the either-you-get-it-or-you-don't dept
There have been plenty of articles like this, and at some point they’re finally going to stop. Yes, people love their TiVos (or whatever other PVR device they use instead). They change how they watch TV. The people who use them will never ever go back, and they seem to feel the need to tell everyone else about it. I agree that PVRs are amazing devices that change how people interact with their TV – but it sounds like more people are starting to get the picture (though, mostly when it’s supplied by their cable company). At some point, all these articles about how much people obsess over their PVRs won’t be worth writing any more. One amusing bit in the article is that TiVo devices are apparently a new source of conflict for people who live together (roommates, significant others, whoever), as they get into fights over disk space, and whether or not six month old shows can be deleted.
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The problem that I face is not disk space, the scrutiny of having a list of what I like to watch. Whether it’s my wife wondering if I am really going to watch the football post-game show (and then un-scheduling it), or whether guests might be offended if they see Howard Stern in our “Now Playing List”.
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For a while, TiVo’s survival was quite questionable, so evangelism was about the only way any individual TiVo owner could help increase the potential longevity of their software supplier/guide provider (TiVo).
Also, when my wife and I had issues over sharing of a TiVo, we did the only logical thing: we bought a second TiVo. For a while, they were $99 for DirecTV subscribers, with no additional TiVo subscription charge. A bargain that allowed her to keep Martha/Oprah for as long as she liked on her TiVo.
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