I highly recommend both products.
Some of you know that we got TIVO. It’s made TV into something that I actually look forward to turning on. I finally understand why the legion of TIVO devotees are so fanatical — it really is an amazing device. The UI is on par with the best consumer electronics out there and it’s super simple to use/setup and change.
Right now we have it set to record a couple of our favorite shows plus a ton of movies from The Movie Network in Canada. Going through the listings every week, looking at the films playing in the next two weeks, is like going to the free video store. Getting that old movie you’ve always wanted to see is as simple as clicking enter two times and forgetting about it.
One of the best secrets about TIVO is that if you must watch live TV; just turn it on… hit the “pause” button.. go get yourself a snack or make some dinner and then come back. You can now fast forward every commercial as long as you snacked/cooked for 15 minutes.
I really really don’t miss commercials.
If you’re curious about how we got real and full TIVO service in Canada — let me know and I’ll write up the steps for you.