Tagged: tivo

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ads: are y’all even still together?

Thanks to TiVo*, I don’t see that many ads anymore, but this one always cracks me up: “It’s the 34th time this year…” The other ads in the series are cute and ride that fine line of awkwardness that’s made...

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bloggers: looking for the pickle?

There hasn’t been a post over at lacochran’s bloggery that I haven’t enjoyed, but reading the first few lines of this one, I was like wha-huh!? We are invited to a ‘holiday’ party Saturday night. We walk in and the...

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gadgets: Ba-boop! Pizza’s here!

I thought it was bad when there were talks to add a “pizza” button to World of Warcraft. Thankfully that never came about, but apparently they’re still marketing easy pizza access to people without having to get up. From a...

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video: Open Source isn’t always a good thing

One thing I do like about the DVR is the ability to catch programs that I guess are clearly aimed at those that don’t need to be up at 5:30 or so in the morning to head to work, like...

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A word of advice…

Don’t provoke a mime on stilts. The Maryland Renaissance Festival was a lot of fun today, ate way too much, drank way too much, closed the festival out yet still made it home at a decent hour. A great day...

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One step closer to Minority Report…

Gizmo Lovers and Dave Zatz both reported today on the TiVo & Amazon team-up to enable on-screen product purchasing: By teaming with Amazon.com, TiVo enables viewers to purchase products related to their favorite TV shows or that they’ve seen in...

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dvr: live together in perfect harmony

Dave Zatz reports on the addition of YouTube to TiVo (Series 3 and TiVo HD units only). Apparently it’s out with the newest software update version 9.4 which should be completely rolled out by the end of the month. TiVo’s...

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Today is where your book begins

Well I’m feeling a little better for having vented a bit. I got home and made some dinner and some cocktails and have been enjoying some television. Having the ability to update my TiVo scheduled recordings away from home makes...

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Everybody’s Hurtin’ from the Weekend

It has been a while since my intake of cocktails, mostly gin, has been that high over the course of 2 days. Looking back though, I wouldn’t go back and change a thing. It was a very fun weekend after...

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Drinking More HD Kool-Aid

Against my better judgement, but in the face of really crappy HD DVR (not to mention customer service) from RCN, I bought an HD TiVo. They’re running a special that includes lifetime product service and it’s comparable to what I...

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Amazon Unbox: 15 eps of HBO’s “In Treatment” free

Deal alert for anyone using TiVo or the other devices Unbox is compatible with. Amazon.com: In Treatment: Unbox Video — HBO premieres the first 15 episodes of In Treatment, a new half-hour drama series starring Gabriel Byrne, and adapted from...

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Turning on the Holiday Spigot

[photo by flickr user The Searcher] So when do you get “in the spirit?” I experience an odd inversion to the demands of culture. Each year while they push back holiday sales and commercials and decorations, etc. earlier and earlier,...

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What tickles your fancy?

Take Notes. Is fainthearted one word or two? Student prose has wrecked her spelling. It’s one word. Two words–Faint Hearted–what would that be? The name of a drag queen. People Like That are the Only People Here, Lorrie Moore A...

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Unboxed and unimpressed

I was looking for something to watch this afternoon as the local Youth Day festival had sent me towards migraine and driven out all of my desire to go out to dinner. As I was clearing out things on the...