Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
If you're on TWC and want to archive shows, you need an HD PVR or Colossus. Sorry, but they're just Nazis about DRM.
So I've been reading. I actually fired off an e-mail to my building manager today to see if Verizon Fios is available. Sadly it is not, and ironically, Time Warner and MSG finally reached a settlement on their contract dispute.
Originally Posted by captain_video
I used to archive lots of shows and burn them to DVD. You know what I ended up with? A lot of DVDs that sat around taking up space and collecting dust. I simply don't have the time to go back and watch shows, let alone a complete series, that I've already seen before. Archiving may seem like a great idea, but the novelty does eventually wear off.
Old habits die hard. Back in 1992 (I was 13 years old at the time), I decided it would be a fun idea to record the entire Winter Olympics on VHS. So I did it and I've done it for every Olympics since, including most of Vancouver 2010 in HD (and I mean everything including all of the cable coverage, not just the network coverage on NBC). I'd like to do the same for London on some level, knowing what a challenge that is, especially that virtually everything I have from Beijing is in SD. And yes, I still do watch some of these DVDs, they don't always sit on a shelf collecting dust (not to mention that BD-R's take up 1/5 the space and don't even cost 5 times as much as blank DVDs!)
So that's my motivation here. I hate to think Time Warner would prevent me from doing what I've done for the past 2 decades. Yes, it is perhaps an unhealthy obsession that one day I will realize was pointless, but believe me, this isn't something that I just conceived to do now.