Friday, March 6, 2009


Technology. Can't live with it, can't live without it.

Major drama recently as our Tivo-like PVR started to get the hickups. Suddenly it would freeze. You could no longer record anything and suddenly all odd numbers on the remote became unusable etc. Sent this thing in, they tested it, said they found no error and sent it back.

In the meantime we're paying for cable channels we can't watch. Still ongoing feud with the company. German law says you have to grant the company three opportunities to fix the issue then it's a new model or money back. So far no luck but that's a different story.

To be hassle free and not wanting to waste any more money by subscribing to cable channels we can't watch, we bought a new PVR that's working great (so far).

What I noticed is, whenever I record something, I hardly ever watch it. Similar to dropping the newspaper as if it was a hot potato after midnight because then it's "old news, you konw? I record something but when there's a slow evening with nothing on, I still can't bring myself to watch something I recorded on a previous day. What's up with that? It is as if I live in constant fear to miss out on something.

Anybody else feel like this or do you get to always catch up with reading your paper and watching your stuff on Tivo?


Brian o vretanos said...

I never recorded anything, even when I used to watch TV. I rarely followed any series - if I was interested enough in something not to want to miss it, I'd just buy the DVDs when they came out.

I often start to read a paper (online) and then save the file, but I almost never go back and finish reading them.

Kat said...

Brian So it is not just me then huh. Good on you for not watching too much telly. Have a good weekend.

Melisa with one S said...

Oh my gosh, we CONSTANTLY record and watch, record and watch, record and watch. We are busy many nights, and the DVR is one of my favorite modern inventions.

I wish I had a DVR instead of the regular, non-recording satellite box on our bedroom tv, too. Then I could record more than one thing at a time. :) (We're getting into trouble starting this Monday: Dancing w/ the Stars is on against a family favorite, "Chuck"! Uh-oh)

Melissa said...

Uh yeah, I think I have 35 hours of General Hospital downstairs I haven't watched yet!! But I just can't bring myself to delete them...what if I miss something...LOL!

Kat said...

Melisa Oh man don't you hate that first there's nothing on and then they show everything on the same day at the same time.

Melissa Haha right. It feels kinda good knowing it is there if you wanted to look at it.

Paper Propaganda said...

I definitely watch! Coronation street comes on at 4 when the kids are loud and crazy, i like to watch it in my own quiet time!! lol

Kat said...

Paper Propaganda Corry...OMG how I miss that. We don't get it over here. I would totally watch that!

terri said...

I don't watch t.v. because the internet has sapped up every bit of my attention!

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