Well, it took four guys from the cable company standing around my apartment for an hour to get the two CableCards properly installed in my HD TiVo, but good lord, SPECTACULAR HD (™ Laz) is pretty fucking cool.

I’m watching the Lakers-Wizards game right now (ironic, since a) I hate basketball and b) I hate DC even more), and the picture is absolutely unreal. You can see the individual beads of sweat on Gilbert Arenas as he comes up to the free throw line.

Nate came over earlier and The Empire Strikes Back was on HBO HD, and…wow. Darth Vader’s helmet was so very, very shiny. You could count the individual hairs on Chewbacca.

I moved the new-old TiVo that had been in the living room to the bedroom and disconnected the old-old TiVo. I’m in the process of trying to find a home in L.A. for the old-old one (since I’d prefer not to ship it), but if I can’t, you kids will get first dibs before I put it on eBay.

I also changed my TiVo naming scheme, since the old one was a bit too practical (“living room” and “bedroom” were the old names). Fixed that problem: The new-old TiVo is now Pinky, and the HD TiVo is The Brain.

Between this and my new Netflix subscription (Snakes on a Motherfuckin’ Plane arrived today) I think there’s a very real danger that I’m never going to leave my apartment again.

3 thoughts on “And It’s SPECTACULAR

  1. Reply Laz Feb 5,2007 7:13 am

    I feel compelled to get an HD TiVo. I don’t really need it, nor would it be wise for me to spend the money for one this close to my wedding, but I feel inadequate that someone I know has the HD TiVo and I don’t. Damn you, Shapiro!!!!!

  2. Reply Ellen Feb 5,2007 7:41 am

    Dude, combine the best of both worlds: Put it on your registry. You will not be sorry, it’s so beyond awesome I can’t even describe it.

    Well, except for the whole “never leaving the house again” thing. Because you seriously won’t, you’ll just sit there mesmerized at sweat beading on athletes or the detailed texture of beards on actors (or fur on wookies). That part might be bad.

  3. Reply Laz Feb 5,2007 9:58 pm

    Well, I’ve had HD for two years. I know all about the sweaty wookiees (wait, what?). It’s whether I need an HD TiVo that’s at issue.

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