I just want to be able to see Smallville and Lost when I want to.
Why? Because I really can’t manage to keep track of TV timings and channels anymore. Long gone are the days when I would settle down in front of my favourite idiot box on Sundays and watch TV program after program. Long gone are the days when there would not be need for a remote. I could just switch on the TV. It would have already been tuned to the only channel of the two available that I’d want to watch. And I could just sit on my couch and relax. No need to fiddle with a remote every few seconds (oh there was no remote!). No need to wait until my bladder almost burst before I relieved myself.
I really yearn for those days. And like fashion, I see that trend coming back. I am talking about the following links:
- iMP is an application in development offering UK viewers the chance to catch up on TV and radio programmes they may have missed for up to seven days after they have been broadcast, using the internet to legally download programmes to their home computers. iMP uses peer to peer distribution technology (P2P) to legally distribute these programmes.
- TiVo automatically finds and digitally records up to 300 hours of programming you want—your favorite show, every Coppola movie, home improvement programs, Dora cartoons, whatever you choose—all while you’re out living life. Plus, pause, rewind and slo-mo live TV.
How long before I can get started on watching TV again? How long before the TV shows become more popular that the TV channels? I mean, do I really need to know or care whether my favourite TV show is on Star World or Zee English? I just want to be able to see Smallville and Lost (the top two popular shows currently according to TV.com) when I can.