Apr 182010
 

TiVo is one of the greatest ideas that has ever come to fruition. It’s not perfect of course, mainly because you still have to fast-forward instead of it automatically skipping commercials. There’s at least one non-technical problem as well that I’ve experienced a number of times. This is how it happens.

I’m fast-forwarding through commercials one day while watching a recorded show and I see a commercial for Wendy’s. They have a fish sandwich again! It looks great and I can’t wait to try it out, so the next time I’m out and hungry, I stop by Wendy’s to pick one up. “We don’t have the fish sandwich anymore, that ended last week.” Unfortunately, I watched the show (and the commercial) so much later than the airing that the special was already done and over with. It’s also annoying when your “regularly scheduled programming” is interrupted for a news bulletin that happened a month ago! Or how about those storm warnings that interrupt the show? Ugh! Don’t these people know I’m using a TiVo…