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[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 09:45:16 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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bit torrent... plus lots of network stuff is available free & legal the week after it was on.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 14:18:11 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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I paid $250 (I think) for mine, back in 1995.

The lifetime subscription is good for the life of the unit.


I made a backup of my hard drive, long ago, so that I could upgrade it and/or replace the drive in the event of drive failure, as long as the rest of the unit was still functional.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 16:15:48 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Dec 24 2008 2:18pm from Freakdog @dogpound2 (Dog Pound BBS II)
I paid $250 (I think) for mine, back in 1995.

The lifetime subscription is good for the life of the unit.

And the unit is 13 years old and now showing any signs of dying soon?

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 16:36:15 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Nope...no signs at all.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 23:15:54 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And the unit is 13 years old and now showing any signs of dying soon?


It's probably in great shape, but has a hard disk that holds six minutes of video. :)

I have a combo DirecTV+TiVo unit. I'd just as soon ditch the whole rig but my family is a bunch of TV addicts and they seem to love it.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 23:46:54 EST from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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There are two problems with TiVo and other DVR systems: monthly
subscription fees and limited storage. Most people aren't going to hack


Nomonthly fee for my TiVo.. Paid once and it's good forever..

Tivo you can overwrite programs or if you want to save forever I can transfer to disk.

Nexgt?

[#] Thu Dec 25 2008 00:12:57 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Nomonthly fee for my TiVo.. Paid once and it's good forever..

Tivo you can overwrite programs or if you want to save forever I can

transfer to disk.

Nexgt?

Things must've changed b/c it used to be you had to pay a monthly fee, or pay the lifetime thing but that only lasted for the life of the unit. And I thought you had to subscribe to their service to get the unit to record shows (but not play them back) which still makes me wonder: what happens when they go out of biz and stop publishing the timetable for shows?

[#] Thu Dec 25 2008 20:12:01 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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It's probably in great shape, but has a hard disk that holds six
minutes of video. :)

I have a combo DirecTV+TiVo unit. I'd just as soon ditch the whole
rig but my family is a bunch of TV addicts and they seem to love it.


for several years, now, it's had a 160GB drive in it, but has had the original 15GB, a 30 and an 80Gb drive (that 80 did die) over the years, and has had many, many hours of recording.

Since I got the Uverse service, I don't use the TiVo, though it's still powered on and still connected to my network. :-)

[#] Thu Dec 25 2008 20:15:21 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Things must've changed b/c it used to be you had to pay a monthly fee,

or pay the lifetime thing but that only lasted for the life of the
unit. And I thought you had to subscribe to their service to get the
unit to record shows (but not play them back) which still makes me
wonder: what happens when they go out of biz and stop publishing the
timetable for shows?

You need to subscribe to their service in order to download the guide, so that you can record shows.

However, if you know the day, time and channel of the show, you can set recordings that way, too.

But if they do go out of biz, you're right...it could be a bad thing.

[#] Sat Dec 27 2008 17:21:52 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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The way I rmember it, you can use the tivo with no monthly fee, but if you wanted the service where it would record your specific shows regardless of time or channel it had to call the mothership to get the tv listings and that's what you were paying for.
And once they had that information you could record things like "horror movies" and such. but you didn't HAVE to buy that service. no idea what the service is nowadays.

I think somebody told me there are volunteers making that info available free on the web.

[#] Sun Dec 28 2008 00:38:04 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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DirecTV charges $5 for the service, which combines their own listings with additional information from TiVo. TiVo's guide is a bit deeper; if you tell it you like or dislike a particular program it can remember your preferences and use that to recommend other things you might enjoy watching.

[#] Wed Mar 04 2009 23:14:41 EST from error0x6 @ Uncensored

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Ok i need some help...
I'm trying to remember a show i saw on Public television about a year ago.

It was a documentary done by a gentlemen during the 60's I think. This guy (i cannot remember his name) would go out to the middle of nowhere in nature (maybe the alaskian wilderness) and pretty much all he took with him was some clothes, a couple of hand tools and a bunch of super 8 film. He taped himself surviving in the wilderness while he was building a log cabin from scratch.
He did his own narration and editing.
It was really interesting but I never got to see all of the show.

does anyone know what i am talking about?

[#] Thu Mar 05 2009 12:00:09 EST from Heather @ Uncensored

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I think I know which one you're talking about.  Is it this guy?

http://www.dickproenneke.com/



[#] Thu Mar 05 2009 15:32:10 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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There's a guy who does much the same thing now - Survivorman I think.

[#] Thu Mar 05 2009 19:27:34 EST from error0x6 @ Uncensored

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that's the guy, sweet i knew someone would know about him.
oh, and this guy is the original 'Survivor Man'

[#] Fri Mar 06 2009 00:28:11 EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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I never said he was the original.



[#] Fri Mar 06 2009 00:53:19 EST from error0x6 @ Uncensored

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prehaps not, but this guy lived alone in the alaskin wilderness for 30 years.

[#] Thu Apr 02 2009 07:36:45 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Guiding Light to stop production:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7978771.stm

This is kind of a big deal.  The soap opera has been in production since it was a radio show in the 30's.



[#] Thu Apr 02 2009 07:51:38 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yeah, I rememb er watching it when I was in high school. Don't remembe rhow but I got hooked, and the weird part, like a year or two ago, I happened across it, probably at the hospital or something and I couldn't believe it reeva spaulding was still there, like 20 years later and she looked exactly the same.
Didn't recognize any other characters, but she was still there.
Imagine that for a day job.

[#] Thu Apr 02 2009 10:18:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I have a friend who is a cast member. He seemed a little anxious about his work a couple of days ago. I guess we now know why.

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