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Old 04-26-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone actually just watch TV any more?

I have had a DV recorder now for couple of years, it’s built into the cable box. Instead of surfing I scan through my favorite channels and record stuff that looks interesting. Then when I have some free time I just pick something to watch. Commercials can be zapped through in about 5 seconds. I would have trouble going back to the ‘old fashioned’ way of viewing.

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Old 04-26-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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I do the same for most of my shows and it really is hard to watch real tv now with the commercials.

One option I use is setting a show I just happen to see on to record, wait about 10 minutes and then start watching it, then I can fast forward through most of the commercials and still be done within the same time frame.

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Old 04-26-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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i have a splitter
with a TIVO on one cable
and a DVR from Adelphia on the other

I must have about 40-50 hours on hard drives to catch up on

When I watch a standard TV
I find my right hand reflexively start clicking when the commercials come on
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:44 PM   #4
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On the rare occasions I watch TV I do it the old fashioned way. I do have a VCR, but there is rarely anything I care to watch so much I bother taping it. I don't have cable and don't plan to get it.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:48 PM   #5
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i don't have cable, dvr or any of that fancy stuff.

i watch a few shows a week, if i miss them i download them off torrent sites

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Old 04-26-2006, 10:19 PM   #6
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I do.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:28 PM   #7
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I don't and when I go into zootv I don't recognize half the names in there. I do dvr a few shows still. I have a season and a half of grays anatomy on there and the daily shows. But once it starts to get full I delete.

I'll never watch the stuff. The few good shows still on tv I'm too far behind in to catch up.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:37 PM   #8
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since i work nights, i miss a lot of the prime time shows i used to watch so i tape them. i used to have a dvr but i haven't ponied up the cash to get one now that i have satellite. so when i'm watching a tape, of course i fast forward through commercials.

but yeah, when i get home at nights, i'll watch tv the old fashioned way. but i've gotten into the habit of muting the commercials.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:43 PM   #9
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the old fashioned way? youse have all become your parents!!!!!1
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:08 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Sicy
I do.
Me too
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:38 PM   #11
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i need a purpose to watch tv.
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seinfeld re-runs for me!
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:48 PM   #13
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3 Directv Tivos in my home.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:56 AM   #14
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I want a Tivo

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I don't mind commercials
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With the way that Australian TV is, and its getting into its sucky perid (only because I can't stand Big Bother, Australian Idol, and anything else that has reality tv attached to it)
I tend to end up getting most of my stuff from Torrents. Which is my : Scrubs, Arrested Development (well what used to be!), 24 ect ect ect ect ect. All the stuff that Aussie TV will put on at 11:30 at night, or in 5-10 years from now (I've noticed North Shore is being shown here now....what the?)

I have seasons 1-5 of Seinfeld On DVD...mainly because I dont have Pay TV anymore....Oh how I miss my Soccer, and Aussie Rules with no commericals!

Other than that, I don't watch Much TV

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