My wife and I realized awhile ago that most of the shows we were watching/recording on TiVo had to do with crime/murder such as CSI: Miami, NCIS, Without a Trace, etc. While the shows are quite engaging, they are violent. I wasn’t sleeping well and my wife suggested that our TV viewing habits could be the cause. So, we decided to change our makeup of shows to shows without violence. Unfortunately we picked a real crappy time to do this because of the writer’s strike. We’ve started watching “chick” shows are there simply aren’t that many comedies and other good shows on TV. While the “chick” shows (i.e. Grey’s Anatomy aren’t my cup of tea, I am sleeping much better. We’ve thrown a few of the crime shows into the mix, although not as often, and I’m still sleeping well.
I’m not sure why we were so attracted to violent shows, but our choice of shows is changing which is a good thing because as our son grows up (and we determine how much TV he’ll be allowed to watch), we don’t want him watching violent shows.
Last year before we got TiVo, I told everyone that said it was great, that they must be crazy as it couldn’t be all that good. My wife and I watch our fair share of TV, but have watched a lot of junk in our couch potato time. In the year since we got TiVo, we can’t really watch TV without it. The summer has a lot of junk on and it allowed us to catch up on some stuff. Now that the new season has started, our TiVo is filled with shows that we want to watch. Being able to skip commercials is great and we now watch TV on our own time instead of when the networks say we want to watch it. We record the news every night and don’t have to be home at 5:30 pm and can walk the dog without having to rush back.
I know that every company and his neighbor is coming out with a DVR/PVR, but I’m quite happy with my TiVo. My wife has accepted the technology (she was reluctant at first) and we’re both hooked.
My wife and I are fans of CSI (Las Vegas), but the summer has re-runs, so we’ve being using our TiVo to record CSI:NY and CSI:Miami which can no way compare to the original one. Most people don’t watch the shows thinking that everything they say is factually correct which is good, because there is so much stuff in the shows that almost make you laugh. In last night’s episode of CSI:Miami, they were looking at an LED (Light Emitting Diode) and the tech said that they’re used in TVs. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve never seen a TV consisting of LEDs. If a TV was made up of LEDs, it would be like a LightBrite which would be kind of funny to watch for a few minutes. Nice try, CSI, but you might want to check your facts.