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What shows are you saving?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Scott Kocourek, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Oct 1, 2010 #1 of 13
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    It seems like there are more shows on than I can watch while it's still nice outside. We have been watching some of the new shows that started this year and have been recording the old standby's. I have learned from past experience that if I watch the "old" shows, I may never get to the new ones.
  2. Oct 1, 2010 #2 of 13

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    We keep up with our old shows and save the new ones.

    If the new show doesn't make it, we delete them. If it does make it, we watch them later (usually over the next summer).
  3. Oct 2, 2010 #3 of 13

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    The only shows we tend to save around here are children's shows! There is 300+ episodes of Tom and Jerry, Pink Panther, & Thomas the Train just to name a few on the kids DVRs.
    On the family DVRs, we do not tend to save anything. We tend to watch our recordings within a week or two of them being recorded and immediately delete them. Sometimes, if we are busy with "life" we will delete a couple of episodes of a lower priority show before we even watch it.
  4. Oct 4, 2010 #4 of 13

    harrysmith Guest

    I Have save two shows which i think the most popular one and entertaining also
    1. The Vampire diaries series
    2. The Seinfeld.
  5. Oct 4, 2010 #5 of 13

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    I only use my HD DVR to time-shift. Once I watch a network program, it gets zapped. As far as movies go, pretty much the same. There are so many films on premium channels that regularly repeat, that once viewed, I see no point in saving. Now that I'm on Netflix, and once I get my Roku box I'm going to drop all four premium movie packages. Big savings, plus no external storage hardware costs or issues.

    Also, I haven't been in a Blockbuster or wasted an hour renting/returning a movie in over ten years and, with the exception of just a few special collections (24, Star Trek, etc), I haven't even purchased a DVD in several years.

    AFAIC, streaming video is the wave of the future.

    Simplicity rules!
  6. Oct 4, 2010 #6 of 13
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I watch the shows and delete too, I really meant to ask what shows are you watching first. We haven't really watched any of our regular old shows yet this season. I have been "saving" them to give the new ones a shot.
  7. Oct 6, 2010 #7 of 13

    Getteau Icon

    Dec 19, 2007
    We save some of the kid’s shows on their DVR's (mainly Scooby). On the family room DVR, I save episodes of Good Eats when the recipe sounds interesting and I've saved Man vs. Food for a few cities that I know I'll visit in the future. I also have a copy of the HDNet test pattern on all my DVR's.
  8. Oct 7, 2010 #8 of 13

    Dario33 Godfather

    Dec 15, 2008
    I've been saving the current seasons of Mad Men and Rubicon to watch when my schedule has more free time. Not many openings during these initial weeks of Fall premieres.
  9. Oct 7, 2010 #9 of 13

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Well, since you asked....

    We too have so many hour in a week we devote to TV and have found that we can watch skipping commercials the equivalent of about 35 hours of shows with commercials. In addition to pieces of Leno, Letterman, and Stewart each night, we are attempting to watch:
    1. Blue Bloods
    2. Bones
    3. Brothers & Sisters
    4. Caprica
    5. Castle
    6. Chuck
    7. Cougar Town
    8. Criminal Minds
    9. Fringe
    10. Grey's Anatomy
    11. Haven
    12. Hawaii Five-O
    13. House
    14. Lie to Me
    15. Mad Men
    16. Mike & Molly
    17. Modern Family
    18. NCIS
    19. NCIS: Los Angeles
    20. Parenthood
    21. Private Practice
    22. Rubicon
    23. Stargate Universe
    24. The Big Bang Theory
    25. The Big C
    26. The Defenders
    27. The Event
    28. The Good Wife
    29. The Mentalist
    30. The Middle
    31. Two and a Half Men
    32. Weeds
    We're evaluating some of these as possible shows to stop watching.

    Now to the question of "saving shows." During the past two weeks, we've been recording the following, some of which indicated by an * we still have episodes from previous seasons:
    1. Boardwalk Empire
    2. Chase
    3. CSI
    4. CSI: Miami*
    5. CSI: NY*
    6. Desperate Housewives
    7. Detroit 1-8-7
    8. Dexter*
    9. Glee*
    10. Hellcats
    11. How I Met Your Mother/Rules of Engagement
    12. Law & Order: Los Angeles
    13. Law & Order: SVU*
    14. Law & Order: UK
    15. Life Unexpected
    16. Masterpiece Mystery!
    17. Medium
    18. No Ordinary Family
    19. Outlaw
    20. Raising Hope
    21. [strike]Sons of Anarchy*
    22. Terriers[/strike]
    23. The Good Guys
    24. The Whole Truth
    25. Undercovers
    If we come up short an hour or so, we've watched a "Masterpiece Mystery" which we love. But what we'll add to our regular viewing schedule if we need to add something, I'm not sure. Because, from previous seasons we have unwatched episodes of the following:
    1. Big Lake
    2. Breaking Bad
    3. Burn Notice
    4. Damages
    5. Dark Blue
    6. Durham County
    7. Flashpoint
    8. Friday Night Lights
    9. Law & Order: Criminal Intent
    10. Masterpiece Classic
    11. Merlin
    12. Psych
    13. Southland
    14. The Cleaner
    15. The Pacific
    16. Treme
    17. True Blood
    18. United States of Tara
    19. Unnatural History
    20. V
    Season shifting has become difficult with the cable channels having entertaining Summer programming. I do not ever expect to be able to watch all this unless we have another strike. That could happen next year.

    For those of you too young to remember the 2007-08 strike and the contracts that now all expire next spring, you should be aware of the following facts recently discussed in a Variety article:
    From The Hollywood Reporter article on the start of talks:
    In any event, the addition of external hard drive storage has allowed me to be ridiculous.:sure:
  10. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    phrelin, so if I miss an episode of anything I watch maybe my wife and I could stop by and catch up. That's quite a list.

    We seem to be losing ground on our recorded programs at our house, looks like there may a lot of cold winter days with really good tv this winter.
  11. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    From phrelin's list, here's mine:

    1. Blue Bloods
    2. Grey's Anatomy
    3. Mad Men
    4. Mike & Molly
    5. Modern Family
    6. Parenthood
    7. Private Practice
    8. Rubicon
    9. The Big Bang Theory
    10. The Big C
    11. The Event
    12. Two and a Half Men
    13. Weeds
    14. Boardwalk Empire
    15. Chase
    16. Detroit 1-8-7
    17. Dexter
    18. How I Met Your Mother
    19. Rules of Engagement
    20. Sons of Anarchy*
    21. Terriers
    22. Breaking Bad
    23. Burn Notice
    24. Damages
    25. Friday Night Lights
    26. Psych
    27. Southland
    28. The Pacific
    29. Treme
    30. True Blood
  12. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    You all come by any time. We enjoy having company.;)
  13. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Series link programming gets saved to watch when convenient.

    Movies get saved to watch when time permits.

    Other than that...some special programs get saved for a while (to allow for multiple views), but very little is retained long term here.

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