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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bedford, NH USA
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THe only thing that comes to mind here is the phrase "Can't stop progress."
I used to have a VCR that was a very nice VCR. Only problem was that you couldn't have a timer event span midnight, or if you did, it'd just stop recording at midnight. Workaround: 2 timer events.
Back in those days, you bought a box and it was an appliance and if it had bugs, well, that's what you bought.
Nowadays, things are so much more hopelessly complicated. I have a TV and a VCR, both of which depend on a local TV station to send data - one for time and channel lineup, the other for program guide data. Both insist on knowing things like what the remote code for the other, or the cable box is, and both depend on continuing support from SOMEWHERE ELSE. (Thank you, Fox network, for consistently setting my VCR's clock to Pacific Standard Time.)
Now we have Replays and TiVos. Not only is the bug set in a constant state of flux, but it's questionable as to whether these things will do anything useful if we don't have ongoing support from the mothership.
Can't stop progress.
I like the idea and implementation, but there are just a few of these details that are going to take a little getting used to.
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