Sunday, May 15, 2005
Yielding to Temptation
For a long time now I've been thinking about getting Time-Warner's new DVR cable box, but since the deal was that I had to unhook the old cable box and take it to the cable company office, I've been too lazy to do it. Of course I could have had the cable guy deliver and install the new box, but that would have cost me twenty bucks. I'm too cheap for that, and who wants to sit around waiting for the cable guy? Anyway, I finally gave in. Yesterday I took the old cable box in and installed a new one. And I'm happy with the change. The DVR is pretty cool. It will record and store thirty to fifty hours of TV (I have no idea why there's such a range there). I can record from the DVR's hard drive to tape if I want to. I can pause and rewind live TV. In other words, it's sort of like TiVo. I've had the new box less than a day, so I don't know all the tricks it can perform, but it's fun so far.