1/ Comcast: I have to pay extra to “lease” your freaking DVR machine and doesn’t always record the program series I set up. Misses some reruns and what not (yeah, I watch a lot of TV, so what of it?)
2/ CBS: Okay, so I understand that the NFL ran late or the debate coverage is being overanalyzed or whatever, but if you are showing a premiere of a new episode (a la THE UNIT these past two weeks), at least adjust the DVR / TIVO / whichever signal you need so that the auto recordings in this new amazing digital age don’t get cut off half way through the episode. LIKE THEY HAVE FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS, if I need to say it again. Sheesh.
So, now here I am, avoiding the whole debate issue, the mindless drek that is (are?) reality shows and all the other BS that stands on TV…. BUT I cannot finish the last three episodes of shows I have previously recorded.
Grrr… Makes me get all punchy and shooty. Especially after they cut off my censored American TV gunfire.
I was really looking forward to watching these episodes. After all, I am an American, and I MUST WATCH FOOTBALL!!! So I record the other shows I watch “to be viewed later”. This is why I pay for it.
I used to be able to predict these things. Back in the stone age, when I used to have to use VHS tapes and feed the hamsters to run the wheels in the VCR, you could sort of predict these things. Weather warnings, add 10 minutes. Football games, add an hour at the most. News and other “hot topics” (ahem), better start with a new tape. Or at least be there in person if you could to make sure that you at least started on time.
Now, I must admit that I am not totally up on all the news about this digital TV thingie that beams down from the skies, but come on, science people… Let’s give me the pleasure of sucking off the glass tit on my own time… That’s why I pay the extra money.
Can’t all the monopolies just get along?