Well, the time-out for the massive hissy-fit TiVO threw didn’t work…not completely. A tight straight-jacket and upping the meds didn’t work either. (For me or the TiVO…) So, we ditched it. Ya gotta know when to hold ‘em…know when to fold ‘em…know when to walk away…know when to run.
Well, we ran.
We did some research and discovered that the competing satellite company had an HD-only lineup that totally matched our TV viewing needs. They had a DVR that is the “best on the market” according to my all-knowing-of-these-things hubby. And, by our calculations, it may even be a little cheaper every month…or not…either way, it won’t be more, and it will be better, more reliable service. Plus, I’ll refrain from shouting at inanimate objects about being in time-out…so how can you beat that!?
So, we switched.
Oddly enough? We’d started out with the competitor when we moved to this house from our apartment. We’d had their service there and just brought it with us. But, when TiVO came out on the market, they baulked. Ya snooze, ya lose…and they lost our business. They have since jumped ahead and are now back on track.
Now, we don’t have a TiVO anymore. Well, this just won’t do. Or will it? We also don’t always have Kleenex or Band-Aids here either…but we say we do. One of my friends suggested that instead of calling it a DVR (which I’ll never remember to do) and instead of calling it a TiVO (which it isn’t really), we call it a DiVO. I love it.
DiVO it is!
And, the best part? We were able to switch to HD-only. Every channel we watch was on the HD-only list, so we didn’t even need to get the 200+ channels in regular ol’ standard format.
Have you watched anything on HD? My hubby got a new TV at the end of last year that is HD-ready, or whatever the kids are callin’ it these days. We’d seen a couple things over the air on HD…but nothing more than that.
Watching all our shows in HD is mindblowing.
I can’t even successfully describe it.
You just have to see it to believe it…and even then you won’t believe it.
We felt like such dorks.
We sat there with our mouths hanging open.
I don’t know if you watch Fringe? It’s a new show this season by one of the creators of LOST and it has a very X-Fileish vibe to it. It’s right up our alley.
It was one of the first shows we watched in HD, and we were stunned.
“Did you know she [the main actress] has freckles!?” I gasped outloud to my hubby.
“No!” he said, dumbfounded.
And, we both jumped when the location titles flashed on the screen. It’s one of those shows where they tell you where they are “Boston, Mass.” etc. On our old system, they were kind of annoying. They were large and blocky and white. On HD? They JUMP out of the screen, and they’re SHINY.
When people talk and interact on HD? It looks like we have a clear glass box sitting on our entertainment stand and it’s full of little people. Real people. Real life creatures running around inside the box.
I’m sure Claire will look back at this post, years from now and laugh at her fuddy-duddy parents. HA. They were enthralled with HD? How lame. *insert eye roll here*
And, then I’ll have to remind her that we were cutting edge. Not everyone had HD. And, when we were younger, people had to watch TV live. We couldn’t pause it. No one even knew what that was.
And, then I’ll shake my cane and yell at her friends to get off my lawn.