Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for February 18, 2023

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    C  10 months ago

    A few more minutes..      translation for the uninitiated: you’ll end up waiting at least 5 if not 10x as long

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    SpacedInvader Premium Member 10 months ago

    But, you can fast forward through a few commercials when you finally go live.

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    Tyge Premium Member 10 months ago

    Just go to real time during the first set of commercials and you’ll catch up!

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    Da'Dad  10 months ago

    I’ve never opted for that ability. A young grandson wanted to see a replay and could not grasp the concept of us being unable to grant a simple wish.

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    Alias1600  10 months ago

    Wouldn’t he have gotten used to recording shows since VCRs became popular in the mid-80s?

    Hit record, help her finish up in the kitchen, or make snacks to enjoy with the show.

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    Lucy Rudy  10 months ago

    Pausing live tv is my favorite feature.

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    Commercials are „buffer time“.

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    dwgerb  10 months ago

    On the other side of that, we almost never watch live tv and I find myself constantly muttering “why am I watching commercials?” while reaching for the remote to fast-forward through them.

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    nosirrom  10 months ago

    Wait, what did he say? Back it up. Wait, what did he say? Back it up……

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    PoodleGroomer  10 months ago

    Pausing a sports parade decreases its worth. Fast Foreward and get your life back unless you were intending to drink beer in front of the tv.

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    Gina Carson  10 months ago

    Have to disagree with Arlo in this one. Pausing live TV allows one to FF through the commercials.

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    flagmichael  10 months ago

    We’ve had live TV on pause for 22 years this month.

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    Just-me  10 months ago

    We DVR most shows and enjoy fast forwarding through the commercials. Commercials during a live show get muted. I remember reading once the mute button was subjected to legal challenges by the advertisers. Never fully understood the argument against the mute button other than the advertisers wanted to make sure you were bombarded with product pitches.

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    julie.mason1 Premium Member 10 months ago

    At our home we just put a bookmark in our entertainment, let out the dog and sit back down to read more.

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    KEA  10 months ago

    Can’t remember the last time I watched “live” TV

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    jimmeh Premium Member 10 months ago

    The head of the FCC called TV a “vast wasteland”. And that was 1961!

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    Out of the Past  10 months ago

    My wife is like Arlo. Will not pause, record, or FF. It has to be live. (“What’s that doing on, that’s over?”). And during commercials has to go to other channels, thereby eliminating any hope of reversing it.

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    flagmichael  10 months ago

    I intend to drop Netflix this week. We rarely find much of value on it, and now they want us to scroll through 89 pages (no exaggeration!) of Terms of Service to get access. My wife wants to keep it so she can watch the final season of Stranger Things, but it doesn’t start filming until May and is not likely to be available until late next year. If Netflix does not get a clue they may not exist that long.

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    steve.schindler  10 months ago

    Live TV? What’s that? I never watch live TV, just DVR.

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    christelisbetty  10 months ago

    NFL on YouTube, free of charge has “condensed” gamesw after each quarter. With some endless 1/4s you can catch up to real time.

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    j.l.farmer  10 months ago

    I don’t have the option. It would really cone in handy when I am watching a TV show I like and my dachshund decides he needs to go out during an action packed moment I will only be able to hear.

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    T...  10 months ago

    Get a DVR, dummy…

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    sobrown51  10 months ago

    Remember when they tried to sell us (paid) cable TV with the promise we wouldn’t have commercials like we did with free, over the air, tv. That didn’t last long.

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    AnneFackler  10 months ago

    For me tv died with the sit coms. Everyone is so serious now.

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    Mentor397  10 months ago

    Pausing live television makes me the master of my own fate as I thwart the physical laws of the universe.

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    mafastore  10 months ago

    Mostly I just use TV as a background noise. Right now I am reading comics and having late night/prebed snack with husband while the TV is on – he is watching a rerun of “The Waltons” – yet again (he would never watch the series until he hooked on it during the pandemic and now we watch it over and over and over and over… ).

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