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

Old 10-04-08, 03:06 PM
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How much of what you watch is in real time vs taped?

I watch 80% on the DVR.
Old 10-04-08, 03:12 PM
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100% Tivo/DVR for me. I haven't watched anything live in years.
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Originally Posted by ChrisHicks View Post
100% Tivo/DVR for me. I haven't watched anything live in years.
Same here.
Old 10-04-08, 03:34 PM
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I only watch sports live. I watch TV series on the DVR.
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100% Tivo/DVR for me. I haven't watched anything live in years.
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.
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All DVR
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I watch House live. Everything else is dvd, unless I'm at someone else's house.
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For the shows I watch regularly, it is 100% DVR. I keep something on as background noise all the time though, usually one of the cartoon or music channels
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I'll still watch news and sports live and an occasional talk show. I'll DVR most of my primetime stuff.
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Everything live. I just don't care enough anymore to record things.
Old 10-04-08, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dadaluholla View Post
Everything live. I just don't care enough anymore to record things.
You don't have a DVR, do you?

I DVR pretty much everything I watch. My wife, however, will turn on TV and watch random shows live. Well, by "watching," I mean have the TV on while she's reading a book on the couch.
Old 10-04-08, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisHicks View Post
100% Tivo/DVR for me. I haven't watched anything live in years.
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.
Old 10-04-08, 09:13 PM
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Sports and the occasional news are live, otherwise it's the TiVo or the TV just being off.
Old 10-04-08, 10:03 PM
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All DVD or online (hulu) except for sports and 30 Rock.
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The only show I watch live is Pushing Daisies. We could watch it the next day or we could let the Tivo get ahead by 20 minutes, but there's something kind of nostalgic about having the whole family watch a show together, live and with commercials.
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95% is Tivo'd. I usually throw on live tv if I am doing something on the computer and I don't have any shows on the Tivo that I just want to listen to without watching.
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unless it's sports, it's from the DVR.
Old 10-04-08, 10:39 PM
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99% dvr. Even with sports programming, I'll let it record for about 20-30 minutes before I start watching. The only time live tv is on is when it's playing in the background.
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As mentioned with others.. Sports real time, pretty much everything else is a later playback in some form.

If cable/satellite offered a sports only option, I would probably get that and only that.

I'd put "shows" in the same watching realm as movies. In Hulu, some other web stream, DVD, pay per view (theater included in this for movies), or some other form.. just like movies.

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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
You don't have a DVR, do you?
Yeah I do. When I first got it, I was recording like 7-8 shows a week. Then the excitement wore off, and I just went back to watching the shows I enjoy live. I occasionally recorded Big Brother After Dark this past season, since it was on so late, but that's the only time recently I've used it.
Old 10-04-08, 11:18 PM
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I watch pretty much everything recorded, although recently my Fox HD is screwed up and I have to watch Fox stuff live or its gets garbled on the DVR. Haven't figured out why.
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I haven't watched TV live since 1974. Well, maybe my dates are wrong, but it's been awhile.

I usually don't start watching a program till it's 20 minutes in, but it's weird I've gotten so used to it, I tend to do the same with programming even when there's no commercials.
Old 10-05-08, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by dadaluholla View Post
Yeah I do. When I first got it, I was recording like 7-8 shows a week. Then the excitement wore off, and I just went back to watching the shows I enjoy live. I occasionally recorded Big Brother After Dark this past season, since it was on so late, but that's the only time recently I've used it.
Excitement?
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Most of what I watch is "real time" because I don't have a DVR. But I so watch some shows on Network websites and Hulu so I don't know if that's still considered "real time" or not.
Old 10-05-08, 12:36 AM
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70% of my shows that I *want* to watch is DVR. 30% is live. I don't count stuff like TruTV or E! being on just for noise.

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