TiVo’s new feature?

TiVo’s new feature?

For those who don’t know TiVo, the TV DVR, has a feature called TiVo Recommends. It takes a look at the things you record and then select programs from the guide that it thinks you will like and records them for you to browse through and maybe select something to watch that you didn’t record or might not have know was playing on one of the 500 lame channels (that’s another post) you have on your cable or satellite package. It is a feature that I really like, although it’s not perfect. And apparently I’m not the only one with this problem. Although, for the most part I watch only The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and occasionally Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.

I recently had to wipe TiVo’s on board brain that stores my preferences. For some reason TiVo Series 2 is having a problem and must be kicked in the ass every once in a while. A result of this “TiVolobotomy” is that it loses all the recommendation data that I took time to tailor to my tastes. The problem with it being reset is that TiVo once again thinks I a gay Neo-Nazi. As I said, I’m not the only person with this problem.

There is one other “new feature” I noticed this morning. TiVo apparently reads minds and monitors your dreams. I was having a dream this morning of The X-Files. I used to watch the show back in the day, I liked it. It was an odd dream, didn’t make much sense to me. But then I woke up and reached to turn on the TV, I usually watch the news in the morning. Lo and behold TiVo was recording an episode of The X-Files for me. Just a bit creepy if you ask me.

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