Replay Fun

Replay Fun.  BTW, Pamela says it's Bollywood month on TCM on Thursdays, and Entertainment Weekly confirms that Thursday night will be “Intro to Bollywood” with back-to-back-to-back showings of Rangeela, Dil Chahta Hai, and Sholay.

I'll be setting my ReplayTV for this. Speaking of which, I'm having great fun with the new 5000 version we recently purchased. I'm using DVArchive to pull shows off it and Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 to burn them to DVD (purely for personal viewing). My brother also purchased a 5000 series, and we've been experimenting with sending shows back and forth across the internet.

For example, I missed a really good Daily Show with Jon Stewart that he happened to record, so he sent it to me. On his end, he couldn't record all of the Friends season finale because he was already recording something else at 8:00 p.m., so he asked me to manually record the last 15 minutes. I did, and then I sent it to him. The first show he sent me was the Three's Company movie, but it took for-freaking-ever to come in. I accepted the show before going to bed, and it was still coming in when I left for work the next morning, commercials and all. Sending shows is not what one would call speedy, and we're both on broadband connections. Give me an inch of bandwidth, and I'll take a mile (yeah, I downloaded a few hundred songs from PureTunes). 😉

However, all of this seems to me to be no different than videotaping shows for family members. I know the television industry is working hard to prevent us from ever doing this again. What a shame, because between my brother and the time-shifting Replay, I'm watching more television.  [The Shifted Librarian]

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