A DVR mishap
By Lena Kovadlo
Staten Island, New York
November 24, 2020 2:01pm CST
I wasn't planning on binge watching Gilmore Girls but when I found out that there will be a bingeathon of Gilmore Girls and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on TV I got excited and decided I was gonna watch them all. I set my DVR to record both series in their entirety and made sure that it was set to record all episodes instead of only new ones otherwise nothing would record as episodes are not new. What I forgot about is the setting for how many episodes to keep. It was set to keep 15 instead of all of them, so a big chunk of episodes from season 1 and a few from season 2 that had recorded were deleted. Luckily, season 1 will re-air in December so I set those deleted episodes to record but the few missing episodes from season 2 are not yet showing up on TV at a later date. So, I won't be able to watch all of season 2 until those few episodes show up on TV again so I can record them. Or so I thought. Turns out that both of these shows are on Netflix. This means I can watch the missing episodes on my laptop and without having to wait for them to record or become available on TV again to record them. I prefer to watch stuff on TV as opposed to online on my laptop because the TV has a much bigger screen but I'm gonna watch those deleted episodes online instead of waiting for them to be available to watch on TV or my DVR. I will have to use hubby's laptop though as my laptop doesn't have an HDMI slot, at least not the one that will fit our HDMI wire. I hate when I screw up with the DVR recordings...
6 people like this
• United States
We tried using a Chromecast and couldn't get it to connect to the internet without kicking off my computer; so we ended up with the HDMI cable from the computer to the TV. We have a smart TV; but it's too hard to search for websites. Now I can share webcams and other things I find on my computer with my hubs. Glad you are able to see the missing episodes of Gilmore Girls. Have a great Thanksgiving. What will you be doing for Thanksgiving???
• Staten Island, New York
Thanksgiving at hubby's uncle's house it is this year. I really wanted to spend it with my parents. Hopefully, next year. I wish we had a smart TV so this way we wouldn't even need to connect the laptop to the TV but not to be. The Gilmore Girls series is airing non-stop, so non-stop recording for a few days already. With the stuff I already have on DVR it is at almost 50% full. I can't catch up that fast unless I do nothing but watch the show all day. And for some strange reason the sound on hubby's laptop is to the highest, yet the sound is not loud. I want it louder.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
You guys don't have a smart t.v.? You know, you could get a chrome cast or Roku for around 30-50 bucks and you can turn any t.v. with a HDMI port into a smart t.v. That's what my husband and I did, and we couldn't be happier. Then again, I cut cable completely. We just stream everything. But, it's an option if you want to use your t.v. for Netflix instead of your laptop.