DVR & Digital cable

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by kcnychief, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I'm taking the plunge today, Comcast is due any minute to hook me up with Digital Cable and a DVR :)
     
  2. omg its nlm

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    Congrats, I think I am going to get the DVR soon maybe, but I really don't watch TV.
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    dvr's are ace :D

    i have one with a freeview reciever for here in the uk, record loads of stuff, or jusr pause live tv ;)
     
  4. kcnychief

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    I've heard of them and heard people speak of them, however never seen one live. I'm really excited about it, as Digital cable is also a step up :)

    Next is HD, but that will be far off :(
     
  5. Steevo

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    Cool.


    I think if I ever got cable again I would go that route, or just record it onto the compy.
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    What Size tv you have?
    I got digital cable on my 56 inch DLP
    and i had to get HD, the quality is better with Digital Cable but i needed to get HD, the quality is amazing with HD!
    -Jack

    You'l enjoy it :)
     
  7. fitz

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    HD rocks..

    Right now, I don't have cable or dish - pulling OTA reception. I only wish I could record in HD but don't want to build my own PVR because at some point I'll probably finalyl give in and get cable/dish/direcTV/etc and would probably pull their version of the DVR.. and tiVo doesn't have an HD capable recorder yet (unless you go through DTV).
     
  8. kcnychief

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    It's hooked up, really sweet :)

    Just running on a 30" TV, no HD yet
     
  9. Johnny

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    I had DVR with dish network for a while now. I love it - It's a shame the cable companies charge twice as much for it as dish though. Oh well, with them losing so many customers to satellite I can see why they keep raising there prices ..
     
  10. NetRyder

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    If we didn't have a DVR at home, I probably wouldn't get a chance to watch any TV shows since everything I watch airs during the week when I'm on campus. It's a huge boon. :D
     
  11. falconguard

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    Slingbox Nets, That way you can watch the stuff you want on your computer. Although, having a DVR spoils you, you will never go back to regualr tv after having one.
     
  12. Grandmaster

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    Dammit, I want one. I might actually watch more TV then, although that's probably not a good thing :p
     
  13. kcnychief

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    See - I have stopped watching TV to a point since I started at ESPN. Working from 6p-3a is kind of a buzzkill, because I forget to tape stuff all the time. I can go weeks ahead of time, recored an entire series, life is good :cool:
     
  14. Grandmaster

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    Dude, 6p-3a is some pretty harsh scheduling.
     
  15. kcnychief

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    It is indeed.

    Worst part about it now is I hardly get to spend time with the woman I adore and love - but - we are working through it pretty good. I wake up early when she goes to work in the morning, we have breakfast together and sometimes I go back to bed. I schedule all my stuff (freelancing, appointments and such) around days when she works, so our days off I try to keep clear - which is 2 days a week.

    It's not great, but we are BOTH putting in the effort, so that helps.

    This is my dream, and a great opportunity. Have to pay my dues on that shift first, and it's the busiest since all the primetime TV airs at that time.
     
  16. Johnny

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    Try having a kid and have those hours, KC. It really puts a hurting on the relationship.
     
  17. kcnychief

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    Two of the 3 people I work with at night have kids, they say they like it because their "other" works days - saves them a TON on child care costs since one of them is always there for the youngin's ;)
     
  18. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I like the way you think Derek :)
     
  19. Johnny

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    It does save a ton on child care, but, what it also does it make it where the one working can't see them that much. Take me for example; I work second shift. My daughter goes to school, when she is walking in the door I am leaving for work.
     
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    Happens alot, and when you get home she's already in bed.

    I hope to be on first shift by the time kids pop out :s