TiVo was made for football championships
With matches in the Euro2004 group stages kicking off at 17:00 in the UK I have been taking advantage of the flexibility of our working hours to try and get home to see the games. However, on days like today, when buses and trains let me down and it inexplicably takes me one hour and thirty-eight minutes to cover the 45 minute journey home, TiVo comes to the rescue. Today's match between debutant's Latvia and the Czech Republic kicked off at 17:40 in my house. No longer do I miss a kick, I can just time-shift it by the amount of time I've been delayed. (As long, of course, as like Terry & Bob I can avoid seeing the result or latest score on the way home).
This isn't the only way it is useful. Tonight, in order to ensure that our TiVo gets to record Tru Calling on Sky One, despite the fact I have the house to myself, I still have to go down to the pub to watch Germany against The Netherlands. Which is no bad thing either.