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TiVo

Quite simply, there are two types of households in the world, those who watch regular television the old fashion way, and those with TiVo. Until recently, our household was in the former category, but now it is a TiVo household, and will never go back. TiVo represents a complete shift in the way you watch TV, just ask anyone you know who has it.

If you haven't heard of TiVo before, the concept is a simple one. TiVo is basically a hard drive that records and plays back TV. TiVo uses this simple action, in conjunction with its channel guide info to revolutionize the way you watch tv. Its features including the following:

The first feature is the fact that while you are watching live tv, TiVo is recording it in the background. This means that you can, at any time, stop the show, rewind, and replay any scene you want. You can even re-play it in slow motion. You can also pause the live tv and it will record it in the background, then you can resume watching it at any time.

The second, and main, feature of TiVo is the ability to tell TiVo to record any show you want. You can tell it to record individual shows or you can set up a "Season Pass" for each and every one of your favorite shows. TiVo knows when that show is on, and it will record every instance of it. When you go to play the recorded shows at a later time, you can fast forward through all the commercials.

How often is your favorite show on exactly when you have time to watch it. How often has someone called or something else come up right in the middle of your favorite show? Ever got stuck at work and missed your show?

On the flip side, how often have you actually had time to watch tv, sat down and flipped through the channels, and found nothing you want to watch on?

TiVo fixes both of these by guaranteeing that your tv shows get recorded every week, and that whenever you actually have time to watch tv, your favorite shows are always ready for you to watch.

While the TiVo appliance can be purchased without the TiVo monthly service, you really need the service as it is what gives the TiVo box the channel guide and allows the season passes to work.

Tivo works with any setup, be it antenna TV, regular cable, digital cable with a box, satellite tv, etc.

TiVo is currently running a deal where you can get $150 off a TiVo box when you sign up for 1 year of service ($12.95/month). The 40 hour TiVo is just $49.99 after the rebate, and the 80 hour TiVo is just $149.99 after the rebate.

To get a TiVo, Click Here. If you do choose to purchase TiVo, please consider entering my email address on the application as the person who referred you: mike@mike_nospamrobots_binns.net (remove the _nospamrobots_, why?).



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