So Shannon wants to know what works for us.....many things I would say, there's so many little shortcuts and helpful things to make my life easier, but for today I'll stick to the NUMBER one helper.
See I love watching tv and I love recording a show that I don't have time to sit through and I ALSO love having it accessible on my computer so that I can upload it online and share it with friends and family.
So what exactly am I talking about? Hauppauge WinTV2000. It's a TV card for your computer, it only costs $75 dollars and all you need to do is buy it, install it on your computer and then plug your cable tv into it.
It's been the best thing I ever did, because really who wants to fight over the tv with the kids or the husband? Everyone wants to watch something different and this way I get to blog, pay bills or surf the internet AND have the news or Food Network or whatever in the background.
When I want to schedule a show, I just go to the WinTV Scheduler program that comes with, tell it which channel and what time to start recording and ending and go on my way. It does everything for me, it records the show to my computer, it turns off the TV once it's done...it's just great.
So there you go, this is what works for me. If you have a great tip to share just go on over to Shannon's blog and add your name to Mr Linky. Be prepared to be there for a LONG time, there's so many entries. LOL