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10 December 2011 @ 09:33 am
Best Christmas Present Ever!  
I have had a Tivo since sometime in 2005. Fandom made me do it, really. Our VCR had broken, and those were still in the days of Alias, first fandom love of my life. Many on my f-list kept talking about "Tivo" and it seemed like such a cool device. I got one, my husband grumbled about the monthly fee, but it was without a doubt one of those pieces of technology that changed our lives. Maybe not in any big, foundational way, but still. Entertainment was never the same.

So, thinking about that - 2005 - you can imagine how old that Tivo is. It records 80 hours of TV...if you record it at the worst possible quality. We don't, and so that box fills quickly. We are constantly playing this game of what to watch to delete off, in order to make sure everything records properly. Each year when the networks rearrange their schedules, I cringe at something that I can't watch. This year, it was Chuck and Nikita. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and to a lesser degree of importance, Thundercats are pretty much the two shows my husband never misses. they are non-negotiable, and so other things paid the price when their networks inexplicably moved them to Friday night time slots. (Seriously, why Friday night??)

Added to this mix, we actually have an HD TV (mostly for my husband's xbox gaming) but even with an HD signal, our Tivo only records at standard quality. This might have been fine on our old television, but I've gotten used to a slightly grainy appearance since we acquired the lovely new television a few years back.

All of these frustrations end this weekend! Some friends of ours, who we (evilly, I'm told) introduced to Tivo, got us possibly the best Christmas present ever! A Tivo Premiere Elite! 300 hours of recording time in HD! Four shows at once! Lifetime freaking subscription! I will never have to sacrifice one show in favor of another again! I will never have to pay that stupid monthly fee! Best Tivo ever!

We don't have it set up yet, but we soon will. And then...bring it, network television, with your inconsistent scheduling. HAhahahahahahahahahaHAHAHA!

Hmm, that got a little crazy sounding. Maybe I've been even more frustrated than I realized with these issues.
 
 
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Cellicelli on December 10th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
hee, awesome!
Violet: Hot SyFy Gifvioletinstincts on December 10th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
I loved Alias! I watched it when it first came out. A guy that I loved in high school died who looked just like her handler. I watched it thinking what would happen if he did not die and we worked together. Plus, I loved the plot and ideas in it. It was kind of like Nikita.

Sounds like a great gift! I am happy for you!!!!!
kristen999kristen999 on December 15th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
*waves*

sorry to pop in on your LJ, but I PMed you a couple of weeks of ago and never got a reply. I was wondering about that 'thing' we talked about? Is it still possible?

Glad to her kitty is doing better. :D
rhienellethrhienelleth on December 15th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
PM? Through LJ? *going to check now*
rhienellethrhienelleth on December 15th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Aha! Found it. And it is absolutely possible. I'll send you an e-mail shortly. :)
kristen999kristen999 on December 15th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
odd you got the previous ones and not the last one *scratches head*

Glad you got it now because I was getting nervous about the dates. :D
rhienellethrhienelleth on December 15th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, although maybe I just missed it? Sometimes my inbox gets really full, and it's possible I accidentally deleted it with a bunch of other stuff and didn't realize...