The Sunday before last, I came home from a day away to discover my Tivo wasn’t working. My brother took a look at it and diagnosed a failed hard drive. So sad…bye bye to all my saved recordings, to all the Eurekas which I was saving up to watch at one time, to who knows all what!
Last Friday, I contacted Tivo and told them about my hard drive problem. The first person I talked to said: “Oh so sorry, you bought it, it’s yours, there’s nothing we can do“. I asked him to connect me to the proper person so I could cancel my service.
That person said: “Oh, your hard drive died? I see your unit is only 2.5 years old, that’s MUCH too soon for a hard drive to have died, we’ll ship you a new Tivo free of charge.
ROFLMAO! Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum! So I have to ship my Tivo back, and since they don’t have any of that particular type of Tivo in the warehouse, they’re sending me an upgraded model
While I heart my Tivo, I must admit I’ve enjoyed being tv-less lately. I’ve noticed I eat less (seems I enjoy eating in front of the tv), read more, walk Wolf more, have more/longer conversations, just DO more.
So I’m in no hurry to return my old Tivo, nor in a hurry for the new one to arrive. Once that connection was severed, it seemed to also sever a dependence I didn’t realize I’d had.
In the meantime, I hope my brother comes over soon and hooks up that wireless modem I bought yesterday, so I can enjoy my laptop, which I got a few weeks ago, and haven’t used much (it IS convenient for watching movies on when I housesit and can’t figure out how to work someone’s tv, or when I’m staying in a motel with no cable)!
How about you? What are your addictions?