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|TiVo Subscriber Newsletter | Volume 50|
|Letter from the Editor|
You peeps sure know how to make some noise about TiVoÂ®. I mean that literally.
Based on several e-mail replies I’ve recently received, it appears a new vernacular is emerging amongst our clever community.
So, if you find yourself muttering “tooka-tooka” or “BONK!” as your boss rambles on or proudly proclaiming your
Until then, may your days be as productive as your best WishListâ„¢ search,
P.S. Know a mom? Any mom? Come here, just for a second (or go to your room without any supper).
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| TiVoÂ® = Winners|
Seven-year-old Justin C. of
North Carolina doesn’t remember life before TiVoÂ® (he’s had one since they first rolled off the assembly line), but strangely, he knows more
than most when it comes to commercials. Tasked with a 1st grade math project, Justin decided to study the differences between commercials that
aired during children’s programming and those that aired during adult programming. Using two TiVoÂ® DVRs to record four hours of programming
on a Saturday morning, Justin analyzed the commercials that aired on CNN (representing adult programming) and ABC (representing the kids). He then
tallied the commercials, put them into categories, and made graphs to show the differences and similarities. Justin won 1st place in his school’s
science and math fair and then went on to win at the county level as well. Shall we PAUSE for applause? Congrats, Justin! We always knew TiVoÂ®
subscribers are not just extra special; they’re especially smart!
“Both my husband and I have been
fascinated by the subjects featured on Modern Marvels,” says Colleen S. of Atlanta, GA “Such as the history and construction of the Golden Gate
Bridge and Germany’s Autobahn. These are not your usual dull documentaries.” Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale. Modern Marvels is an original series that tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created
everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders. It airs on the History Channel. Search your TV listings now for Modern Marvels via TiVoÂ® Central Online and if you have the Home Media Optionâ„¢ package, schedule a recording online and watch an episode or two yourself.
Got an opinion on great TV? Recommend it to your fellow subscribers with a compelling pitch that includes a few reasons why the show is a standout.
|TiVoÂ® Tip: Tricking PLAY|
You’ve probably noticed that the TiVoÂ® service uses a “smart scan” feature when fast-forwarding that compensates
for over-shooting your goal; when you hit PLAY, it actually backs up a few seconds, anticipating the place at which you’d intended to stop. If you find
that you still end up too far forward in your program, press the INSTANT REPLAY button once to jump back an extra 8 seconds. Then, in the spirit of your
favorite shampoo, repeat as needed.
|You Ask, We Answer|
Q. Is there a way for me to record one program while I watch another program live? Signed, Charlie Ad Infinitum of Everyplace, USA A. This question is way more popular than 90210′s Kelly Taylor, even during her “spring princess” days. And the answer is? It depends.
While you can’t watch other live programs via your DVR as it’s recording another show, you may be able to watch live TV (without TiVoÂ® functionality) on your TV instead.
If you have a cable box, you can split your cable signal, wiring one cable into your cable box and the other directly to your TV.
If you have cable without a box (or just antenna channels), you can split the cable/antenna signal, connecting one
Alternatively, if you are using cable without a box, you can always put your TiVoÂ® DVR in “Standby” mode. This
If you are a satellite customer (unless, of course, you have a DIRECTV DVR with TiVoÂ® which has dual-tuner
Wondering why you can’t record two shows at the same time? Here’s the answer.
|Life Before TV, on TV|
First there was Frontier House. Then came Manor House, enforcing the rigid hierarchy of
Edwardian England, circa 1905. Now the let’s-go-back-time machine is set to 1628, as two dozen modern-day men, women and children
spend five months building a functioning colony. (That means no, there’s no such thing as toothpaste and there’s no pizza delivery.)
Consider this “reality TV” for NPR-types. Colonial House starts Monday, May 17, at 9pm and airs on PBS. Go behind the scenes on the colony and discover if you’re a colonist or firmly rooted in the 21st century. Back to top
Daily call issues My clock is off!
Watch one show, record another
Channel lineup issues
New e-mail address?
Getting started with Home Media Option
Don’t see your question here?
|TiVoÂ® Top 10|
Following are the top 10 WishListâ„¢ searches on DIRECTOR, based on anonymous, aggregated data, for the week ending 04/25/04.
1. Alfred Hitchcock
For the latest TiVoÂ® Top 10, in the category WishListâ„¢ searches on ACTOR, check out the I have TiVoÂ® section of TiVo.com.
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