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01-20-2014, 07:13 AM
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Reading this thread I've learned Canadians PVR and Americans DVR.

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Reading this thread I've learned Canadians PVR and Americans DVR.


Wonder what that makes me-I'm Canadian but use "DVR" in my language use


Well, from a totally unscientific, small sample size, just for the fun of it type of way-going by this thread so far, it seems about 65 percent pvr/dvr vs those who don't-would be interesting to see if those numbers carried out into fleshed out numbers.

I don't have a dvr at the moment, but when I had one-I would record and watch games-my life just to busy and schedule too hectic to be able to watch games live.

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01-20-2014, 07:53 AM
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Wonder what that makes me-I'm Canadian but use "DVR" in my language use


Well, from a totally unscientific, small sample size, just for the fun of it type of way-going by this thread so far, it seems about 65 percent pvr/dvr vs those who don't-would be interesting to see if those numbers carried out into fleshed out numbers.

I don't have a dvr at the moment, but when I had one-I would record and watch games-my life just to busy and schedule too hectic to be able to watch games live.
I know Rogers/Bell advertises them as PVR's and that's what I've always called them. Never heard of DVR until this thread.

Lots of articles on both.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/techn...article625675/

As for recording events. I had a PVR and recorded tons of stuff but found that the reason I recorded the game was also the reason I never watched what I recorded (no time)

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01-20-2014, 08:27 AM
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I do it somewhat often, especially with NFL games which I find fairly slow paced. There are only so many slow motion replays of reactions of, say, ... a coach, or Jerry Jones, or someone's wife or whomever. sometimes the time between plays is almost maddening.
not to mention the amount of commercials...

Come playoff time NFL football is almost unwatchable unless you pvr it...

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Interesting topic, but not thinking that there's much of a connection to the BoH from how it's been progressing.

Moving to the main board.

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01-20-2014, 09:40 AM
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With a full time work schedule, playing hockey a couple times a week and going out on dates and with buddies other times -- I'm finding I'm missing a lot of Leaf games

So I've been PVR'ing them and pretty much hiding my phone and keeping myself blind from the score until I can get back home to watch the game.

If I don't know the score, I find watching a PVR'ed game as enjoyable if not better than a live one. With no commercials, intermissions or unnecessary segments the game flows incredibly and takes less than half the time to complete. When time permits, I actually prefer this way of watching the game

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I work in a 24/7 environment and I don't get home most nights until 9 pm... So I basically PVR every hockey game and end up watching them around 11 PM after my girlfriend goes to sleep.

It's very much doable and enjoyable as long as I don't know the score. Otherwise I end up fast-forwarding.

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not to mention the amount of commercials...

Come playoff time NFL football is almost unwatchable unless you pvr it...
You can't be serious. Yesterdays games were epic. Much more exciting than any nhl playoff game. One and done.

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Always PVR sports. Just make sure you extend the tape and you have enough room on the box. Nothin worse than having the game cut off because you ran out of room.

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You can't be serious. Yesterdays games were epic. Much more exciting than any nhl playoff game. One and done.
What does that have to do with the obscene amount of commercial breaks during nfl football?


I understand why they are there but if i have the choice to start a game an hour late so that i dont have to watch them you can be damn sure i will.

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As a Sharks fan living on Eastern time, I do my best to stay up until 1am to watch the games. But since I start work around 6am, I often will DVR the last 2 periods and watch them on 'fast forward' the morning before I go to work.

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You can't be serious. Yesterdays games were epic. Much more exciting than any nhl playoff game. One and done.
Denver-Pats was dull.

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Reading this thread I've learned Canadians PVR and Americans DVR.
i learned the same

i was so confused at the title, i thought it was a typo. In any case, i always DVR...even if im home and ready to watch i still let it record because i hate commercials. I usually wait about an hour after puck drop to tune in and watch the game and with that kind of buffer i usually dont get caught up and if i do its late in the 3rd period.

When i DVR and i know im not going to get to watch the game till much later then i avoid HF, news anyplace that might have the score posted. Yahoo! screwed me over a month ago on this, they posted the score of the Kings game on my home page becasue i frequented the NHL Sports section of Yahoo so they did me a favor by remembering that and started posting the score on the main page. I've learned to wipe my cookies and browsing data on days like that.

So yea...i always DVR or PVR i guess...

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What does that have to do with the obscene amount of commercial breaks during nfl football?


I understand why they are there but if i have the choice to start a game an hour late so that i dont have to watch them you can be damn sure i will.
Worse, unless you had better feeds, with CTV handling both feeds, we didn't even get to switch from CBS to Fox promos. I have never seen any of those shows on CTV, but after yesterday I hate them.

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PVR? Is that the Canadian DVR?

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PVR? Is that the Canadian DVR?
No, it's just them trying to be different. Like calling Macaroni and Cheese Kraft Dinner, or using that archaic u in words like color

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Being a Bruins fan and living on the West Coast has made the PVR mandatory. Stay off Twitter, don't listen to the radio on the way home. Get home from work around 4:30, 30 minutes behind. I usually catch up to the live action by the end of the 2nd period.

It's awesome when the Bruins play one of their dozen Saturday matinee games. I hate watching hockey at 10:00 AM on a Saturday, kind of takes over my day and Saturday is a pretty busy day. PVR it, avoid media and watch it later in the afternoon. Blast through commercials.

It's great for football as well. 10:00 AM starts on the West Coast for my team? No worries. PVR it, start watching at 11:00, skip the billion commercials.

I don't want to remember what it was like without a PVR.

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i learned the same

i was so confused at the title, i thought it was a typo. In any case, i always DVR...even if im home and ready to watch i still let it record because i hate commercials. I usually wait about an hour after puck drop to tune in and watch the game and with that kind of buffer i usually dont get caught up and if i do its late in the 3rd period.

When i DVR and i know im not going to get to watch the game till much later then i avoid HF, news anyplace that might have the score posted. Yahoo! screwed me over a month ago on this, they posted the score of the Kings game on my home page becasue i frequented the NHL Sports section of Yahoo so they did me a favor by remembering that and started posting the score on the main page. I've learned to wipe my cookies and browsing data on days like that.

So yea...i always DVR or PVR i guess...
Just on those days eh?

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01-20-2014, 11:19 AM
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Doesn't have the same feeling to it as a live event.

Also, if you're going to skip through all the commercials and/or boring play you might as well just watch the highlights on NHL.com or something instead.

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I never used to, but I've been starting games an hour late this year. Gamecenter is behind by a minute or two, so I can't really be on here anyways, and this way it means I can skip all the breaks

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I do this for every Flames game that isn't Hockey Night in Canada. I'll set the PVR (say for a 7:00 pm game) and work on assignments/study/whatever until about 8:30 at which point I'll start watching, fast forwarding through commercials, intermissions, in-game advertisements. If the Flames get down 2-0, i basically just hit live. Yeah yeah, maybe I'm not a 'real fan' but it saves me a ton of time and disappointment. If the Flames were a halfway decent team, I'd try and watch the games live.

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I prefer to watch the game recorded as well to skip commercials but it's pretty damn hard to avoid hearing anything about the game. It sucks when you're looking forward to watching it and someone ruins it for you.

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If I can't watch it live I'm not watching it. Though on MSG they do a condensed showing of the game which I will watch.

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I usually watch live but lately have been DVRing the Avs to watch later. I'll stay off social media and keep away from the score when I do this.

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Doesn't have the same feeling to it as a live event.

Also, if you're going to skip through all the commercials and/or boring play you might as well just watch the highlights on NHL.com or something instead.
this is one of the more retarded statements ive seen in some time.

So I may as well just watch the highlights because I dont want to watch the commercials?



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