I was worried when we got Digital cable that because we had to have a cable box that I would have trouble when I have 2 shows on at the same time. Without a cable box I can record 1 show on my dvd recorder and watch another show on another channel by hitting the tv/vcr button. But with a cable box, the dvd recorder only records what is currently on the cable box channel since the tv is always on channel 3. There is no getting around that. Forget being able to record ever again.
But, thank goodness for the internet because if I have a show on ABC and NBC at the same time I can just go to that networks website and watch the show on my computer. Last night I had 2 shows, both on at 8pm. Pushing Daisies on ABC and Knight Rider on NBC so I watched Pushing Daisies last night then this morning I watched Knight Rider at the NBC website.
Unfortunately, not all networks do that. Well, mostly they do but like the CW channel, last year I missed a couple of episodes of Smallville and Supernatural and they had all their other shows on their website but those 2 they didn’t for some reason. I ended up having to download them via emule.
The networks that do have their shows on their website “on demand” they keep the current season on there from episode 1. Heroes for example, when season 2 began they removed all of season 1. Since season 3 has already begun they have totally removed season 2 except for the last episode of that season. I don’t know why keep the last episode, maybe so people can catch up first.
The point of this blog was to establish the fact that I’m happy I can watch my shows if I miss them hehe.