No One Knows Me Like TiVo…

I recently upgraded to a TiVo Premiere a few weeks ago and since the hardrive is significantly bigger than my previous Series 2 TiVo – I decided to let TiVo make suggestions of what to record with TiVo suggestions and was pleasantly surprised. I have gotten back into the original Batman series (Adam West, Gilligan’s Island, and even some Little House on the Prairie – all some of my favorite shows from my childhood).

TiVo Suggestions also recoded some great movies, documentaries, and other great TV shows so I am now able to watch pretty much whatever I want whenever I have a few minutes to relax – even if I did not purposely record it. At this point – I do not know what I like better – watching shows it records for me or seeing what new shows it thinks I would like each day.

I love TiVo!

TiVo Mobile

I am a huge TiVo fan (TiVO – not your clunky generic DVR). Outside of TiVo – I cannot thinkg of anything I have used/seen technologically that have worked as expected for years now and still after years of the same – are still as impressive to me as the first time I used them. Skip commercials, view all my photos from my computers, listen to any music I have encoded on my computers, check weather, play games, order videos, season pass shows across multiple channels, record shows by actor, etc, all while being fast and looking and sounding great.

A few weeks (or was it months?) ago I read something about TiVo Mobile. This is a site that is built for mobile devices to make it easy to search for shows and then set your TiVo(s) to record them. I have been using my phone to do this sort of thing since I had a Treo 600 – but this new mobile only site makes it super easy to find that program you forgot to record.

Within a few minutes you can choose your show to record, set a season pass or view upcoming episodes. Thanks TiVo – great job!

tagging with tivo!

I recently got a second TiVo and hooked it up last night and to my delight, when I upgraded the software, I found out that I could now use tags with TiVo. First tag I will put in? “Sela Ward” followed by “Chicago”. I am a nut for Sela’s work as well as all movies/shows based in Chicago. Nice work TiVo!

tivotogo for mac.

Finally, as a Mac user, I can use TivoToGo, but there is a downside…it comes with Toast. (I thought I was done with Toast in the late 1990s). Still, I appreciate their effort and will most likely buy it.


If you have TiVo, and any digitial video on your computer, you might be interested in something I recently read about: TiVoServer To make this more exciting, there are Mac versions!
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oregon trail goodness.

Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail is one of my favorite games of all times. As I was watching RocketBoom on Monday (brought to me by my TiVo), I had to laugh when I saw Amanda’s shirt “You have died of dysentery” because I absolutely loved it. As a die hard fan, who still plugs in my Apple IIgs on occasion to play Oregon Trail, I knew I needed this shirt or this shirt! After searching for “Oregon Trail shirts”, I cannot beleive how many are out there. Look out, my summer wardrobe just got 4x cooler! 😉
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yum, tivo updates!

After turning on my TiVo this afternoon I noticed some awesome changes. I now have access to Yahoo! Photos, Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! Traffic, Live 365 Radio Network, Fandango, Podcasts, and games. I am excited to try out the scrabble 😉
Nice work TiVo. If nothing else, I am excited about the traffic and weather options.