Sunday, July 03, 2005

I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

Yesterday I took my TiVo DVR to a friend's house and managed to successfully run the setup program using a traditional phone line. Unfortunately, TiVo still won't download program information via my own Time Warner VOIP-based digital phone line. I was hoping a DSL filter might help, but it hasn't. Unless I manage to make a successful phone connection in the next two days, I'll no longer be able to record programs with TiVo.

From here, it would appear hooking TiVo up to a wireless home network is the only workable long-term solution. I suppose that's not the worst outcome, but I'm still pissed off because neither Time Warner nor TiVo is particularly forthcoming about these incompatibilities. I've had to spend hours figuring it out myself through rage-inducing trial and error.

This whole episode has made me a less desirable person to be around. Colleagues at the office comment on my uncharacteristically swart demeanor. My tense, robotic gait scares women and children alike as I barrel through supermarkets and shopping malls. That little Michael Douglas in Falling Down character I'm normally able to keep in check is just a little too close to the surface.

People are starving to death, dying of disease and getting blown apart in wars. And I CAN'T EVEN WATCH because my TV won't work right! What kind of existence is that? ANSWER ME!

5 comments:

Kat said...

Grande seems to have actually fixed the FUBAR digital signal in Cherrywood. So if you have to switch companies again, there is indeed hope. Although the process of switching cable companies again might induce spontaneous human combustion...

Greg said...

I'm glad to hear Grande is finally getting their act together with regard to poor reception issues. Had they not tried to blame the problem on my equipment, I'd probably still be with them.

I may switch again in a few months, but I don't have the stomach to do it again anytime soon.

Tim said...

The wireless network thing can be a headache. TiVo support is great though. And you can also can play your computer's music through your stereo and burn DVDs of tv shows (though there's the legal expensive, slow way or the covert pain-in-the-ass way.).

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