Tom Heald of TVBarn.com caught a silly error on my part and properly brought it to my attention. I had said that Lucky and Monk were on the same channel. Actually, while Monk is on USA Networks, Lucky is on FX.
And this just goes to show how freeing having the TV recorder can be. I’m not tuning in to watch either of those shows, don’t have to remember which station everything is on. It’s not like having a VCR, where I missed Buffy a couple of weeks by forgetting it had switched from the WB to UPN. With ReplayTV, I can use its “search” function to find the show, set up the recording function once, and can then forget about where or when it appears. Which is a fine thing if you’re trying to watch TV in comfort, and obviously problematic when you’re writing about TV.
And by the way, if you’re interested in trying living the TV recorder life, keep your eyes pointed toward the ReplayTV site. For a while there, they were offering refurbished 40 hour units for $350, including the lifetime service subscription (normally $250 itself, and needed for the unit to work), and such a deal could surface again. After rebates, we had paid $450 for our non-refurbed unit, and while it was for us an extravagence, it has proven a worthwhile investment.