Tivomania, part 2

I’m heading to Vegas in a few hours, but thought I’d take the time to write about my delicious new Tivo. It took me approximately 2 minutes to set up (plugging in and configuring), and another hour to get the system working (calling in to Tivo and letting them know I was in Hawaii).

Now that I am completely satisfied with my purchase, I will tell you that I bought it from an outfit in Brooklyn, NY called Butterfly Photo. I paid a little under $650 for the Tivo and another $50 for shipping and handling (all the way to Hawaii, no less).

The only issue I have with Butterfly Photo is that they sent me an e-mail that made it seem like I had a problem with my order, asking me to call the company to sort it out. When I called, they tried to soft-sell me an extended warranty. No issue, but it was kind of tacky.

Besides that, they shipped it out 2 days after I ordered it. FEDEX fucked around, but that is a story for another day. As for the performance of the creature: burning DVDs is as easy as recording programs on Tivo. You select what you want to burn to a disc, it tells you how much of the disc the program you selected will take up, i.e. 12%, then you click ‘create DVD’. When the DVD is done and you play it on a DVD player, it presents a Tivo Menu with a numbered list of the programs you burnt. Delicious.

I think 7 bills was a bit much for the recorder, but that 700$US will keep me happy for a year in the ‘Stan, and can you really put a price on that?

~ by kinshay on 2004-03-25.

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  1. Well, if you get your ass blown away before Couhtney records and ships you a DVD, then it would not be worth it. If you are there a good 6 months or so, then it has definitely been worth it.

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