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Bill Brown

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The guys from DirecTV—actually Ironwood Communications (no link), a subcontractor—are here and they’re getting me hooked up. The TiVO unit looks breathtaking: resplendent in shiny, silvery goodness with more hookups on its back than the humans in The Matrix. The installers are really nice—complimented me on my house’s smell—and they’re giving me an upgraded dish that can output four different signals and is ready for HDTV should I ever decide to upgrade my TV.

Regrettably, I’m going to be out of town next week and I have to work later tonight for a SAN outage, so I’m going to have limited TiVO time until then. If any of you readers has any special features or tricks that I should know about (or links to the same), I’d really appreciate it if you’d send them to me.