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December 24th, 2005

TiVo Has Warped Me

In the past I’vediscussed how big a part of my life TiVo now is. It’s been over five yearssince I got my first TiVo, and I can’t imagine watching TV without it.

But there’s a strange side-effect to TiVo: my tolerance for some shows hasreally, really declined. Take, for instance, Star Trek: The NextGeneration.A fine show, one that I do enjoy. TiVo often has 4-7 episodes recorded for meas suggestions.

When I watch an episode I end up fast-forwarding through much of it,abbreviatingan hour-long show (47 minutes without commercials) down to maybe 20 minutes.Yes,I’ve seen all of these before. But it’s a little disconcerting to think that Ihavea hard time devoting attention to it for any longer than that amount of time.MaybeI just need to read a book.

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FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday December 26, 2005 -- 11:40:03 am
Shows that your TiVo just loves to record are easy to just speed through, because you know it will re-record it for you in a week or two. I have no fear of ever running out of Simpsons reruns (although the box has decided "Murder She Wrote" is the next big thing for me).

My mom was amazed when I talked to her because I had discovered one PBS news program, but not a similar one that happens to be on just after it. I said "well, the TiVo just recorded X as a suggestion, and I liked it, so set up a season pass... no, I had no idea Y existed". Serial watching of channels is gone for me.

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