Dual Tuner Dilemma

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Posted on September 30, 2005 6:22 PM in Television
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So what do you do when your TiVo only allows you to record two TV shows at once and you've got three shows all playing at the same time? You record two of them, and then fire up your favorite BitTorrent client, of course!

One of the unfortunate side-effects of the major TV stations packing all their good stuff into the Thursday night, 8pm timeslot is that us "dual-tuner" folks have to choose our favorite two shows to record. In my case, this means Survivor and Smallville (did I actually just admit to that in a public forum?). However, Everybody Hates Chris is a close third, and so tonight I turned to the magic of BitTorrent to satiate my TV needs. As is usually the case with BitTorrent, I was not let down.

At the time of writing, episode 2 of Everybody Hates Chris is available from the main page at Seedler, my new favorite BitTorrent search engine.

I suppose one of the fortunate side effects of the timeslot issue I mentioned above is that I'm not the only one in this boat. Everyone else seems to have missed it too, so there is currently a buttload of people downloading the file. And thanks to the beauty of BitTorrent, that means everyone reaps the benefits simultaneously.

Long live BitTorrent.

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