Dec. 6th, 2006 01:58 am
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...I now have TiVo. And after only having to go through the setup twice because it decided all of a sudden after communicating with the network JUST FINE for 20 minutes that no, it didn't like the network adapter plugged into that USB port, and I should switch it to the other one. But it's going, at least.

My lousy TV is, naturally, not one of the brands listed in the remote configuration screen, so we'll see if I'll be able to set it up or not. I am not optimistic.

And on that note, I'm going to bed. I emailed that I was going to be in late and work late instead. They're Systems people. They'll understand the mad desire not to let this network setup and uppity piece of machinery best you.
telophase: (DW - dancing cyberman)
The TiVo is not yet set up, because after getting lost on the way to CompUSA and barely getting there in time before it closed to get my USB/Ethernet adaptor - which involved also seeing two restaurants on fire within a mile of each other - I needed a lot of time to sit down, eat dinner, and concentrate on not exploding with stress.

But I jsut hooked up the new RCA switch. The Radio Shack salesguy sold me up to the $40 model from the $20 one I was thinking of by pointing out that it automagically sensed which component was turned on and switched between them without me having to get up, go across the room, and press a button. Which sounded good - if I'm at the computer and doing art while watching a DVD, it's a hassle to have to get up, weave trhough all the furniture in the way, and press a button to go back to the TV.

So I just set it up. OMG it works! Wow! SO WORTH $20 EXTRA.

And now, to eyeball the TiVo and all the various components...

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