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What’s good on TV?! …Book him!


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Devoted Spouse:  Whaddya wanna watch on tv tonight?

Me:  I dunno, I don’t care, whatever you want.  There’s nothing good on.

Devoted Spouse:  Why don’t we watch some of the shows we have DVR’d?

Me:  Okey dokey… (pulls up DVR List)  Hey!  There’s an episode of Hawaii Five O we haven’t seen.  Wanna watch that?

Devoted Spouse:  Which one is it?  (looks at “information block on DVR”) I don’t recognize this one, do you?

Me:  (looking at information also) Nope, don’t remember it; we must have missed that one.  WAIT!  That’s the pilot – I KNOW we watched the pilot.  But, I don’t remember this.

Devoted Spouse:  I don’t remember it either; let’s just watch it.

Watching….watching….

Devoted Spouse: I DO remember this….but I don’t remember what happens.  Hmmmm.

Me:  HEY!  I remember it too….but I’m not sure what happens.  How does it end?

Devoted Spouse:  I dunno.

This type of conversation continued throughout the program until about 3 minutes prior to the end of the show when we both finally remembered how it ended.

Devoted Spouse:  I have a great idea.

Me:  (waits to hear this amazing idea)

Devoted Spouse:  Let’s just DVR one show from now on and keep it forever.

Me:  Huh?

Devoted Spouse:  (looks at me with big grin on his face) Obviously we don’t remember them, so when we go back to watch, we will constantly be surprised.  See?  We only need to DVR one show.

Moral of story….maybe aging isn’t all that bad.  Being a little forgetful leads to fun surprises sometimes….like an episode of Hawaii Five O you can enjoy again…and again…and again…sigh..

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iPhone to TV: Stream video wirelessly


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Video Stream, like AirVideo or StreamToMe, is an app that streams video from PCs and Macs to iOS devices with the help of a companion program installed on the main machine. It’ll re-encode on the fly to make virtually any format play nice with Apple’s fussy gadgets, and you can choose to download those re-encoded copies to your device for local playback. Nice.

But the new update allows you to control Video Stream from another iOS device, too, meaning you can plug one of your iWhatevers into the TV, pump video to your big screen, and control it on the couch from your other iWhatever. From the looks of things on the video, an iPhone 4 can handle HD playback just fine, though I’d imagine that might not be the case for the old third-gen iPod Touch that’s been gathering dust in the shoebox in your closet. And true, you won’t get the Netflix cover art mosaic sexiness of the real AppleTV, but if you’re just trying to watch those episodes of Modern Family you downloaded, this will get the job done. Video Stream’s new update is live in the App Store for $ 3, though there’s a free version you can try first.

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