I had my 5504 for 3 years now and I always used to record in Standard quality but when I got a larger HD-TV I started recording in medium quality but only had 20 hours of space. So I would constantly record shows and have them recorded over that I never watched. Nothing that I really wanted to watch, but shows I may want to watch if I have free time. I set my "important" shows as do not delete and the "oh that might be cool if it rains this weekend" as overwrite as needed.
I really loved my RTV over standard regular live TV of course, but this weekend I installed a 250GB drive and WOW.
Now I set it up with theme channels to record 5 hours per show of things that are sort of cool to watch occasionally like Trauma Life in the ER and CSI reruns (I never watched the series before last month so they are all new to me!) and about 5 other shows that are neat but I watch only rarely.
This is awesome because if I get sick, or injured, or weather sucks, I can stay home and have a ton of TV pre=ready to watch that I like but normally I wouldnt watch.
Having 120 Hours of decent programming at my disposal for emergencies is great. Anyone considering upgrading their drive size if they never did it - I strongly reccomend it!
Originally Posted by blabber "Law and Order" (pick your flavor) is another good one...
I stick with Law & Order "classic". I find SVU to be too narrow in focus, and I can't stand the detectives on Criminal Intent. Every time I try to watch a CI episode, I find myself grasping for sharp objects to stick in my eye.
Antjen, I agree that D'Onofrio's character is a little hard to digest, but do yourself a favor and catch the episodes where he doesn't chew the scenery. Those are the ones with the alternate CI team, Chris Noth and Annabella Sciorra. You may just like them.
They only started the alternate team this season. If you so dislike D'Onofrio, you could get satisfaction from watching the Emmy winning episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street" aired Dec 5, 1997, where he was a victim caught between a subway car and the platform. There was even a PBS special on the making of it some years back that included an uncut, commercial free version of the episode.
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