Who is TiVo?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by AllanN, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

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    Why is it when people talk about there TiVo units they reference it like its a person?
     
  2. JamesHl

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    Because tivo is a noun, and nouns are used to identify people as well as things?
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    And besides, "TiVo" is shorter than "my TiVo unit".

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  4. adamKI

    adamKI Stunt Coordinator

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    I think the more common use that people are using lately is Tivo as a VERB. For example:

    "Make sure you Tivo Letterman tonight"
    "I'll be Tivo-ing 24 next week"
    "I didn't watch the last CSI, but I've got it Tivo-ed"

    Sure you could replace Tivo with "record", but this way people know how you're going to do the recording. I'm sure Tivo will make a dictionary as a new word in the next year or so.

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    TiVo - 'tE-vO - verb - TiVo-ed, TiVo-ing, TiVo-es - 1. To record a television program with a Tivo or similar digital recording device.
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