The ninth in our 118-part series:
Maximizing Our TiVo’s Potential
For reasons not entirely clear to us, we somehow managed to get a form of TiVo service on our satellite pretty early in the Age of TiVo. Like everyone else, we laughed at the commercials for it, saying things like, “Well, if you pause it, or rewind it, it stops being live TV, right? That’s so stupid!” and, “Only the biggest loser in the world would need TiVo!” But we also ended up getting it. Go figure. So there we were, East Coast hockey fans living in the desert, grousing that the stupid time difference meant we had to be home at 4 to see playoff games, and still not seeing the full potential. We rebelled against the idea of tivoing games because somehow the purity or sanctity of the event would be lost if we weren’t watching it live. The only thing we really used the TiVo for was to rewind our own personal highlights (like heartthrob quarterbacks picking their wedgies in the background of a shot during a football game, or an especially hilarious BFF-y sort of Pando/Gomez moment on the Devils bench), then quickly jump back to live TV, hoping the TV Gods wouldn’t notice we’d been gone. Our TiVo was being wasted on us.