Monday, June 19, 2006

Where Have You Been All My Life??

Despite the quiet naggings from Nort, I finally picked up a DVR box yesterday. The old cable box was having a few hiccups, so after an unexpectedly pleasant call to Time Warner technical support, the last option was to replace the box. I could either set up a time to have a guy come out, or take it in myself. I chose the latter, and on my way there, figured that I should just swap it out for a DVR box.

After plugging it in, and having it walk me through the setup - I was ready to start enjoying the benefits of having a DVR. Or so I thought I was ready.

me: "Please record the "Family Guy" episode tonight."

DVR: "Sure. No problem. Would you like me to record the whole series for you?"

me: "Oh my God yes. That would be fantastic!"

DVR: "My pleasure. While we're at it, would you like me to record just the new episodes, or should I record any repeat episodes as well?"

me: **after a loud crash noise** - "Oh, excuse me, I seem to have fallen out of the chair.... I'm sorry, did you ask me if you want to record all the episodes???"

DVR: "Yes, I did. Here, let me help you back into the recliner. And here's a blanket for you. While I'm up, can I get you a beer? No, please don't protest - I'm happy to do it. Oh, and lastly, is it okay if I record the episodes on all the channels that it might air, or do you just want me to record them on this particular channel?"

me: "........................................"

DVR: "I'll take that as a 'yes'. Oh, and don't forget, the basketball game starts at eight pm tonight."

me: "I love you."


At 6:06 PM, Blogger Lulu said...

I've heard this is the standard conversation that one has with their new DVR. It is only one-upped by the DVR being asked to record soft-core porn on Skinemax and offering to edit any male faces

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Will said...

Lu -- IT CAN DO THAT?!?!?!

***Kia tires screeching out of parking lot***

At 9:04 PM, Blogger ptg said...

I love DVR. It is possibly one of the greatest inventions I have ever encountered.

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Lostgirl said...

DUDE! I thought it would help me not be soo addicted to tv, but it failed :( I now barely leave the house and the DVR has become my best friend. We also have one upstairs.....uh yeah lets not go down that road.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger AlRo said...

Ya.. if only it can get me a beer... *sigh*

Oh well.. that's why I have a kid!!

"Yo - son.. get me a beer will ya??"

"Ok, Dad!"

At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the 21st century.

I honestly don't know when the last time I watched something live was. Even if we want to watch something right away, we still wait a good 10-20 minutes before watching it on delay so as to avoid commercials.

Also, when recording live sporting events, make sure you do the "extend recording time" option. We lost more than a few non-important (non-important) games that way.

-your brother


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