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How much of what you watch is in real time vs taped?

Old 10-05-08, 03:16 AM
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I watch CNBC live during the day but everything else I watch is TIVO'd.
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95% is DVR'd. I'll usually avoid watching most show as they air, with the exception of SportsCenter and live sports. I save so much time skipping the commercials.
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only thing live is football when the packers are on and Terminator since I watch it in OTA HD
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Sports are the only thing we watch live- everything else is on either the HD cable dvr, or Tivo.
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what a great question.

for at least 10 years, i've always said that "I live my life in fast forward!"
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Originally Posted by nemein View Post
Very rarely I'll start something while it is still being shown, but I'll time it such that I can still skip the commercials.
This exactly. 100% TiVo
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I usually record as I watch live, since I fall asleep more and more often.
Old 10-05-08, 12:30 PM
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Television is real time for me.
Old 10-05-08, 12:46 PM
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Given the time of year, there's 6-12 shows I watch regularly. These are all Tivoed.

Also at any given time, I've got a backlog of shows on DVD that I'm getting around to watching. I watch 1-3 TV episodes on DVD a day.

Only rarely will I sit down and watch live TV, and when I do, I'll flip around for 5 minutes, and it'll land on The Soup or cable news or something else stupid and I'll watch for 10 minutes before shutting it off.
Old 10-05-08, 03:06 PM
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All Tivo'd with the exception of premium channels, which don't have commercials. With my favorite shows like The Shield or Lost I will wait 15 minutes and then start it up so I can skip commercials but still watch it pretty much live.
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Originally Posted by ChrisHicks View Post
100% Tivo/DVR for me. I haven't watched anything live in years.
ditto.

I can't even wrap my head around the idea of live TV anymore.
Old 10-05-08, 05:10 PM
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For my wife and I, it's hard to say. About half of what we DVR is recorded simply because it conflicts with something on another channel at the same time. Sometimes I DVR two shows while watching a third. Some stuff is just time-shifted because it's on at an awkward time, and the rest is recorded because we're away from home.

After thinking a bit, I'd guess it's 20% live and 80% recorded.

However, any way you look at it, we probably watch TV too much.
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I watch news live. Everything else I tape, mainly to skip commercials and fast-forward through anything that's a waste of time. The new DVD recorders with hard drives are handy because they allow hundreds of hours of recording, like PVRs but without the monthly memberships and fees.
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Outside of sports events, I am almost 100% DVR.
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Originally Posted by cupcake jesus View Post
I only watch sports live. I watch TV series on the DVR.

Same here. Sports (not including the Olympics) is all 100% live for me. TV shows are probably 99% DVR.
Old 10-06-08, 12:40 PM
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Not only is every show I watch dvr'd, it is also usually after 2 episodes are taped and I am afraid of one dropping off the bottom. I usually watch sports, Discovery, or History channel when I am not watching a taped show.
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100% Downloading from newsgroups. I watch tv when I want to, not when they think I should.
Old 10-06-08, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by JuryDuty View Post
I can't STAND watching live TV anymore. It drives me batty. If I want to watch ANY show, I just wait 20 minutes, so I can skip commercials entirely. For sports games, I wait about an hour.
Same for me, but I'll watch sports live. I'll also watch HBO shows live, as they run interrupted. I'll only watch a network show live if its with someone else, but everything else gets TiVoed.
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Originally Posted by orderandlaw View Post
I watch 80% on the DVR.


I watch everything live
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Typically the only shows I watch live are "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers and Sisters" mostly because they're on sunday's when I'm sick of homework.

Otherwise most of my other show I was in the middle of the night on VHS or DVD-R (I live in a college apartment and my housemates don't want a TIVO so I go oldschool).

I can get confusing having to number the tapes and everything.
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The only thing I watch live are sports events. Everything else is now DVR for me.
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Prime time is usually dinner time for me (late dinners) so I don't get to devote the appropriate attention required to most programming. So I tend to mostly DVR everything I watch.
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Sports Live, DVR the rest. We usually wait 20 mins or something like that when we want to watch a show "live".
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80% recorded, 20% live. Before I could catch HD channels with my TV's QAM tuner, it was like 95% recorded.

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