Today was a huge day in my house. Imagine if you will:
* Being able to record HD
* Being able to record 2 HD shows at the same time
* Being able to flip back and forth between two live shows without missing a play
You see, my cable company dropped off their version of TiVo. Oh I’m sorry, I mean CableDVR. Let me just say that I enjoyed my TiVo. Apparently the business plan at TiVo is to shoot themselves in the foot. Let’s say that TiVo’s are for geeks like myself that are cutting edge, right — the idiots that would pay $599 for a 10 hour Tivo series 1. However the folks at TiVo decided that there really isn’t a market for HD Tivos and are not going to make their own.
This means that if I want to see Lost in HD I would have to watch it at 8pm on Wednesday. Uh, F that if you know what I mean.
So CableDVR comes to town with a 120GB hard drive. IT’s $9.95/month (cheaper than a single tivo montly fee, but it sucks when you already bought TiVo lifetime), but just fantastic to watch recorded HD programs like Lost tonight. Oh yeah, and you know all that network time shift horseshit — like tonight when Lost is on from 8:00 – 9:02 which prohibits West Wing from recording? Not a problem with this 2 tuner CableDVR. Oh yeah, and did I mention they both record in HD.
So, yeah, that’s pretty awesome. Of course, part of me feels guilty bragging about this when Bill has frozen pipes and 45,000 people are dead from a tsunami. But I just had to tell you about it.