6 Rules of Cable Coexistence
These simple rules of cable coexistence can help keep everyone happy -- or, at the very least, they can help keep the peace!
Sharing a cable subscription with family and roommates? These simple rules of cable coexistence can help keep everyone happy -- or, at the very least, they can help keep the peace! 1.Live Events Get Priority Viewing. Spoilers are everywhere in the internet age -- so asking someone to just watch the big game tomorrow is a no-go. (The game is a lot less exciting when you have already spent the whole day listening to your co-workers eagerly discuss every single play and mention the final score about forty times!) Similarly, watching the New Year´s Eve ball drop over Times Square is decidedly less exhilarating on January 1st. Series premieres, the Oscars, and NFL draft day round out our list of the top 5 most urgent live TV viewing experiences. The bottom line? If there is a debate over who gets to watch now and who has to use the DVR, the person watching a live event always wins! 2.Practice Responsible Deletion. Finding a cable company that offers plenty of DVR storage is probably a good investment of your time and money -- but all the same, everyone fills us their DVR space sooner or later. And finding that the series you've been waiting all week to binge has been deleted is one of the most frustrating experiences in the entire range of human emotion. Fortunately, there are two simple rules that can help prevent this scenario from ever occurring.
- Rule One of responsible deletion: If you finish watching a show, erase it from the DVR to free up space for friends and family.
- Rule Two of responsible deletion: If you must delete an unwatched show to record something new, then that show should be something you recorded in the first place.