Originally Posted by gwsat
I missed Fringe altogether last night because, by the time it started, 2 other shows with higher Season Pass priorities on my TiVo had already started to record. Thus, the TiVo left me a courteous message that it didn't record Fringe last night, despite a Season Pass. Fortunately, Fox has full episodes available on line the next day, so I saw it that way earlier today. It was really all right. Fox's video client allows for full screen HD viewing so the experience was entirely satisfactory.
Exactly the same thing happened to me, but I noticed it before it was too late. When I noticed, Fringe
was still on and the things at 10PM that it overlapped hadn't begun and my TiVo was still on Fox from recording House
, so I only missed the first 8 minutes, 30 seconds or so. I watched the beginning on Hulu today and the conclusion on TiVo. (Hulu sucked big time in comparison, though I viewed it with a computer connected to the same 46" LCD panel--I'd have been somewhat miffed if I'd had to watch the whole thing that way).
On top of that, my TiVo apparently froze up at quarter of 3 in the afternoon and I didn't notice and reboot it until 8:30, when House
were half over. I watched the first half of NCIS
on Netflix today (streamed through my Xbox
) and the conclusion on TiVo, but House
isn't available on Hulu until 8 days after it airs
; I'm wondering whether it'll show up for purchase on the XBL Video Store, Zune Store or Unbox before then (EDIT: It's up on Unbox, but the others only have up to last week's as yet--a shame, since I have points to spend at the MS stores). It's nice to have a growing set of options to catch missed programs online.
I do enjoy Fringe
though. Torv's acting job, though not outstanding, doesn't bother me and she's kind of the "straight man" for everyone else anyway. The "science" is preposterous, but I expected that from the beginning. It's still fun, if you just accept it.