Yup, that sounds like me.now most people only watch live TV for sports.
Yup, that sounds like me.
I record everything to watch later, while sport is live, but I still record it and immediately delete it afterwards if there's no moment I want to go back to.
If it's a series, I'll record the whole lot and then watch it "all at once". Well, not quite when it's 22 episodes long or so, but you get me. Incidentally, that means it takes patient waiting for 22 weeks before I can watch it with it consuming increasing and significant space on the hard drive in the meantime. But when I finally watch it, it means not having to wait a week between episodes, which is especially annoying with cliffhangers.
It's satisfying to delete all the episodes at once afterwards and watch the Sky Q box do it, reclaiming all those gigabytes space. Can take quite a few seconds to do it too, if there's a lot of episodes.
Whut?! 😲 I'm genuinely shocked. Do you not watch TV, or do you just stream instead?I haven't used a DVR since 2015.
Whut?! 😲 I'm genuinely shocked. Do you not watch TV, or do you just stream instead?
Ok, fair enough. I've got Netflix and Amazon Prime too, but the lion's share of viewing goes on Sky for various reasons, not just the content.
Presumably you don't watch any live TV then, or do you watch the free to air stuff through the standard antenna?
That's an interesting point about the video quality. It's actually variable and tends to be lower after a program has just been started, especially with Amazon, but then once it stabilises to its maximum resolution, it can sometimes look better than Sky transmissions. Note that 4K streaming looks about the same as 4K Sky and both do HDR now which makes a very visible difference to the clarity and vividness of the picture.No live stuff. Not even an antenna.
One thing I like better about streaming, is that it has better image quality than live TV.
I've never seen one in real life, only a YouTube video recently where the guy visited someone with one (a Sony) and the machine and content to play on it to make that video with. I might be able to find it, but I'd have to do quite some digging.
Skin tones are typically better than LCDs, especially. I've found that Sony LCD TVs do much better here so I bought a 4K one a few years ago and haven't regretted it. Motion blur, the bain of sample and hold displays, isn't so bad on it, either.
OLEDs of course blow everything else away for image quality, including skin tones compared to CRTs, but are expensive and suffer image retention and burn-in. There's no one display tech out there that has it all, unfortunately.
Indeed, composite is the worst connection possible, because the colour signal interferes with the luminance signal causing that characteristic dot crawl. Sharpness isn't too great, either. Any display tech using that will look terrible.