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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7875 on: June 21, 2013, 07:01:11 AM »
We finally have a DVR (Charter cable service).  I installed in on Tuesday and then had it record "The Voice" (a live show that had started a few minutes prior to recording, if that makes a difference) as a test.  Last night I went to watch it and the commercials were also recorded.  I thought DVRs skipped commercials.  Am I wrong?  Did I fail to do something correctly? 

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« Reply #7876 on: June 21, 2013, 07:10:50 AM »
We finally have a DVR (Charter cable service).  I installed in on Tuesday and then had it record "The Voice" (a live show that had started a few minutes prior to recording, if that makes a difference) as a test.  Last night I went to watch it and the commercials were also recorded.  I thought DVRs skipped commercials.  Am I wrong?  Did I fail to do something correctly?

You did fine. DVRs record commercials. They record whatever is aired on the channel you select at the times you choose--commercials and all.

I googled and it appears that Dish Network has a DVR that will allow you to skip commercials.

You should be able to fast forward through the commercials.

If you have On Demand, where you can watch from a library of past shows, sometimes there are no or fewer commercials with these shows. Sometimes you get the exact same commercials as when the show aired live. Sometimes you can fast forward through the commercials and sometimes you can't.

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« Reply #7877 on: June 21, 2013, 07:11:27 AM »
We finally have a DVR (Charter cable service).  I installed in on Tuesday and then had it record "The Voice" (a live show that had started a few minutes prior to recording, if that makes a difference) as a test.  Last night I went to watch it and the commercials were also recorded.  I thought DVRs skipped commercials.  Am I wrong?  Did I fail to do something correctly?

DVRs do record commercials, and there is no skip.  That's because cable companies and content providers are so far in bed with each other that cuddling is not unheard of.
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« Reply #7878 on: June 22, 2013, 09:09:34 AM »
I tend to go for interesting colours in my vehicles.  My current ute is "Wildfire" which is a coppery orange gold colour.  (I didn't actually need a new ute, but saw this, loved the colour, went "oooh SHINY!", and bought it.)  :)
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« Reply #7879 on: June 22, 2013, 11:49:12 AM »
Just fast forward past the commercials.  It is amazing how accurate you will get at hitting the play button right when the show comes back on.  I rarely miss!
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« Reply #7880 on: June 22, 2013, 01:59:56 PM »
I tend to go for interesting colours in my vehicles.  My current ute is "Wildfire" which is a coppery orange gold colour.  (I didn't actually need a new ute, but saw this, loved the colour, went "oooh SHINY!", and bought it.)  :)
Our latest car is "blackberry." It's a deep midnight blue, with metallic blue and purple sparkles in the sunlight.  On cloudy days it just looks black. :(
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« Reply #7881 on: June 22, 2013, 02:28:22 PM »
I tend to go for interesting colours in my vehicles.  My current ute is "Wildfire" which is a coppery orange gold colour.  (I didn't actually need a new ute, but saw this, loved the colour, went "oooh SHINY!", and bought it.)  :)
Our latest car is "blackberry." It's a deep midnight blue, with metallic blue and purple sparkles in the sunlight.  On cloudy days it just looks black. :(

Mine is "steel blue." It's a beautiful silvery blue and sparkles in the light. :)

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« Reply #7882 on: June 22, 2013, 04:52:15 PM »
I tend to go for interesting colours in my vehicles.  My current ute is "Wildfire" which is a coppery orange gold colour.  (I didn't actually need a new ute, but saw this, loved the colour, went "oooh SHINY!", and bought it.)  :)
Our latest car is "blackberry." It's a deep midnight blue, with metallic blue and purple sparkles in the sunlight.  On cloudy days it just looks black. :(

Mine is "steel blue." It's a beautiful silvery blue and sparkles in the light. :)

All these colour names remind me of weird things. "Wildfire" and "Blackberry" are My Little Ponies. Steel Blue is Zoolander!

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« Reply #7883 on: June 22, 2013, 06:34:41 PM »
I tend to go for interesting colours in my vehicles.  My current ute is "Wildfire" which is a coppery orange gold colour.  (I didn't actually need a new ute, but saw this, loved the colour, went "oooh SHINY!", and bought it.)  :)
Our latest car is "blackberry." It's a deep midnight blue, with metallic blue and purple sparkles in the sunlight.  On cloudy days it just looks black. :(

Mine is "steel blue." It's a beautiful silvery blue and sparkles in the light. :)

All these colour names remind me of weird things. "Wildfire" and "Blackberry" are My Little Ponies. Steel Blue is Zoolander!

That's "Blue Steel". Not to be mistaken for "La Tigre" or "Magnum"   ;D
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« Reply #7884 on: June 22, 2013, 07:29:28 PM »
Hair and disposable tissue paper are not to be disposed in the toilets right?
My SO always ask me why don't I throw the hair from my brush into the toilet, or the paper tissues, and I'm always telling him that's quite a stupid thing to do (I'm not a 100% sure about it but hey, you never know right).

Hair should be burnt. Its the only way to prevent misfortune and sickness.

(No, not really, but a friend of mine burns all of his children's hair because he, as an educated, mostly unsuperstitious man, truely believes his younger brother got pneumonia because a family member cute off some of his hair and "worked bad magic" over it. So as much as possible all of his kids' hair gets burnt when it comes off them. I personally throw mine out in the trash.)

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« Reply #7885 on: June 23, 2013, 12:47:34 AM »
Just fast forward past the commercials.  It is amazing how accurate you will get at hitting the play button right when the show comes back on.  I rarely miss!

Our DVR is tricksy... it doesn't likes to fast forward smoothly.  If we try that, we end up about ten seconds past the commercial back into the show.
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« Reply #7886 on: June 23, 2013, 11:00:14 AM »
Just fast forward past the commercials.  It is amazing how accurate you will get at hitting the play button right when the show comes back on.  I rarely miss!

Our DVR is tricksy... it doesn't likes to fast forward smoothly.  If we try that, we end up about ten seconds past the commercial back into the show.

Check and see if there is a button on the remote that is an arrow in the shape of a backwards 'C'.  On my remote, when you press that button, it rewinds 8 seconds.  It might end up being the perfect amount of time for you.
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« Reply #7887 on: June 23, 2013, 12:14:22 PM »
Just fast forward past the commercials.  It is amazing how accurate you will get at hitting the play button right when the show comes back on.  I rarely miss!

Our DVR is tricksy... it doesn't likes to fast forward smoothly.  If we try that, we end up about ten seconds past the commercial back into the show.

Check and see if there is a button on the remote that is an arrow in the shape of a backwards 'C'.  On my remote, when you press that button, it rewinds 8 seconds.  It might end up being the perfect amount of time for you.

 :o

We've had this remote since 2005WHY did I never press that button before?!
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« Reply #7888 on: June 23, 2013, 12:15:34 PM »
And the thread is renamed to the 'You Learn Something New Everyday' thread.   ;D
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7889 on: June 23, 2013, 04:08:03 PM »
Hair and disposable tissue paper are not to be disposed in the toilets right?
My SO always ask me why don't I throw the hair from my brush into the toilet, or the paper tissues, and I'm always telling him that's quite a stupid thing to do (I'm not a 100% sure about it but hey, you never know right).

Hair should be burnt. Its the only way to prevent misfortune and sickness.

(No, not really, but a friend of mine burns all of his children's hair because he, as an educated, mostly unsuperstitious man, truely believes his younger brother got pneumonia because a family member cute off some of his hair and "worked bad magic" over it. So as much as possible all of his kids' hair gets burnt when it comes off them. I personally throw mine out in the trash.)
Tell him he needs to burn their nail clippings, too.  And make sure that they don't leave footprints in sand or mud, because sand/dirt from those footprints can also be used for bad magic.  He should never let anyone take photographs of them, either.

(Why, yes, I *DO* know too much about ritual magic!)
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