JAT had started a thread a couple of months back regarding this
segment; it is going to be re-broadcast on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Modern Marvels - The Lumberyard.
At the center of the American Dream is the home--and
at the center of its creation or renovation is the
lumberyard. We'll explore the options lumberyards
provide for builders and renovators--from natural to
engineered woods. We'll show how plywood and pressed
woods are made, trace exotic woods to jungle and
desert, visit a special lumberyard that deals in
recycled and antique woods, and go on an underwater
expedition as divers locate ancient logs buried in the
Great Lakes and New Zealand. We'll see how
50,000-year-old ancient Kauri wood is "mined" from a
bog and is now all the rage among those who live in
mansions and travel on yachts. From the lowly 2-by-4
used to build a tract home, to a reclaimed set of
historic planks used to make a million-dollar bar in a
5-star hotel, this eye-opening program hits the nail
right on the head.
Yeah.... we need to know this stuff. Seriously, can't watch it but
sure would tape it. Don't give a crap about the lumber yards
themselves but sure would like to see the salvage operation in process.
On 13 Jan 2006 19:10:41 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
I don't even have to know when or where it's on, and skipping
commercials couldn't be easier. So good, that I'd rather let TiVo
save it and watch it later, rather than watching live TV. In an hour,
I can watch a one hour show AND a half hour show. Since I only watch
TV for an hour or so a night, in bed, I can see more. If I fall
asleep, I can quickly pick up where I left off tomorrow night.
I even got mine for free (including installation) by suggesting I was
switching to the other satellite provider.
You really notice what a great product TiVo is when folks at work ask
"Did you see that commercial...?" and the answer is "Actually, I
haven't seen a commercial in months!" <<GGG>>
Yes, I know TiVo keeps track of what I watch, but so what. If that
gets us more "Mythbusters", "Megastructures", televised pro cycling.
or wooddorking shows, and I can watch them all commercial free, so be
Hell, some of the content is so bad that the commercials are the only thing
worth watching. I am particularly fond of the Vonage commercials, the
"what's in your wallet?" cast of characters, and the FedEx one with " ... we
don't get French benefits"..
... not that I would Tivo them.
Have Time Warner DVR, which is pretty much the same as Tivo. Be nice to
record the Lumberyard program also (saw part of it by accident a couple of
Someone please post a heads-up, because TW's crystal ball won't let us see
that far into the future.
Know what you mean .. even at my age.
Actually, the thing that impresses me most about the current state of the
commercial industry is the quality of the acting and the often offbeat, wry
humor that is being written in.
The Vonage commercial, where the girl is talking in the foreground while the
dork (husband/boyfriend?) is dancing in a room in the background, is a
perfect example ... the expression on her face is Academy Award stuff.
... they do need to work on the _lyrics_ of their theme song though! ;)
Did you have them hook up the dual in puts so that you can record 2
different channels at the same time?? I learned when I had DirecTV Tivo
installed a couple of years ago that the installer was not going to hook up
both leads untill I told him that I wanted both leads. I wonder why any one
would not want both leads unless they are not aware that DirecTV Tivo offers
dual recording for the same price. Oddly the regular Tivo does not yet
offer dual chanel recording. Now if they could only get the programing to
go past 2 weeks in advance.
Oddly we have styarted watching comertials a little bit again. We need to
keep up with what's going on in the world. LOL
My wife and I cannot imagine going back to not using a dual line in DVR even
after 2 years. We became hooked Oct 31, 2003.
Oddly my sisters and brother in-laws say that they do not watch enough TV to
justify getting one. They spend $45 per month for satellite TV and sill not
cough another $5 for DVR programming. I keep telling them they will double
their moneys worth of programming if they hooked one up and used it.
TV is mostly a vast wasteland of crap not worth watching but the DVR sure
improves the quality of what I do watch when I watch it. I have a backlog
of stuff from Modern Marvels, Science Channel, etc for the time I want to
view. Well worth the couple of dollars more a month.
Fri, Jan 13, 2006, 8:20pm (EST+5) firstname.lastname@example.org (Leon)
Where did you get this information? The History channel web site only
goes to Jan 28, 2006? <snip>
Yeah, I'm a bit curious about that too. I can check about a week
in advance, but that's it.
I missed a show or two I'd wanted to see. So, I made up a list of
thinks I like to watch, or at least check to see if they've got a show
scheduled I want to see. Modern Marvels, Mail Call, Monk, Dirty Jobs,
Monster Garage - you know, all the educational stuff. So, probably 2-3
times a week I go down the list, and then set my viewing schedule to
turn the appropriate shows on automatically. Works out quite well,
don't miss the shows now. Stuff like the Woodwright's Shop is set to
come on automatically each week, so I don't need that one on my list.
Now if they'd just start showing Junkyard Wars so I could get it without
paying for an extra feature that I really don't want.
You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear".
What do you "know"?
- Granny Weatherwax
On 1/17/2006 3:45 PM email@example.com mumbled something about the following:
I'm looking at my DirecTiVo up through 2/1 and no Lumberyard in the
Modern Marvels. There's gasoline, gas tech, et tech, brooklyn bridge,
b-2 bomber, secrets of soviet space disasters, engineering disaster,
banks, oil file fighting, more earthmovers, cannons, dynamite, the stock
exchange, demolition, salt mines, nature tech: lightning, wiring
america, logging tech, deap sea exporation, but no lumberyard.
Good thing I've set a season pass, I'll eventually catch it.
Now to get the MVR working between my 2 DirecTiVos (each with over 100 hrs).
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