Originally Posted by pachinko
TinyUpload has been down for at least 17 hours now.
For what it's worth, Tiny Upload is up again. I'm happy to report that I successfully downloaded DVR+ Lister and it opens fine on my computer.
Unfortunately tonight my DVR+ is very occupado. Two goodies, both of which I'm recording, William Inge's The Picnic from PBS and Orson Welles' classic movie The Stranger on CUNY. Tomorrow morning it's going to be very busy recording the Sunday morning talk shows. So it looks like I won't have a chance to take DVR+ Lister out for a spin and kick the tires until tomorrow afternoon.
Happy to report that, after a lot of research and education, I bought a new antenna, the Mohu 30 Leaf, and am happy to report that, while it is still not as good as my TV, at least I'm getting satisfactory reception from the five stations I really care about, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS and CUNY. And, more importantly, I'm getting good reception from all of them AT THE SAME TIME simply by facing the antenna directly East out of my window. Which means that most of the time, including recordings, the antenna will have a set-and-forget position that, apparently, I can depend on.
The other outstanding item on my to-do list, other than taking DVR+ Lister for a spin, is working my way through pages 15-29 of the DVR+ User Guide at http://downloads.channelmaster.com/S...User-Guide.pdf
, and really making sure I know all the nooks and crannies of the device. Hopefully I'll get that done on Monday, at which point this whole process will be complete for the time being.
After that, I sit tight until February, when my Verizon FIOS discounts run out, I cancel the FIOS TV, and I pick a streaming service for my must-have cable channels (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and SyFy). At the moment that means PlayStation Vue for $40 a month, for which I ran a free trial two weeks ago and with which I was quite happy. Between now and February, however, things could change. I hear tell that both Hulu and Direct TV, within that period of time, may roll out their own streaming service. If they also have those four channels, then I may have more than one option for me to free trial and check out. The other major streaming service, Sling, doesn't have Fox News or MSNBC the last I checked.
As for my Verizon FIOS box, since there's no way to extract the stuff I want to save long-term from it in HD, I'll probably make standard definition dubs of the most important items to my DVD recorder before surrendering it.
Which means that hopefully, by March 1st, my decades-long indentured servitude to the cable TV industry will be nothing more than a memory. Hip, hip, hooray!