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Buzz In: What's the Oldest Thing on Your DVR?

Buzz In: What's the Oldest Thing on Your DVR?

I still remember the day I got my first DVR. I plopped down on the couch, happily scrolling through all the options, hitting record on anything that looked remotely interesting, just because I could.

And then I never watched half of it.

I've finally deleted most of those original recordings, but there are a few things that still sit there because I'm convinced I'll want them someday. So for this Buzz In, I'm asking you to think way back through your TiVo or DVR directory and tell me what's the oldest thing you've kept around.

I'll start: In 2006, I recorded Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit — which I'd already seen in theaters and on DVD — because I was convinced I'd watch it on some sad, rainy day. Two and a half years later, that day still hasn't come!

What about you? What's your oldest recording?


Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I just got mine in January but I, like so many others, have OCD about deleting from the box. I got nervous when our DVR reached 45% full. The oldest thing I have on there now is Gia from the beginning of January when it showed on a movie channel. I love that movie. I also have every episode of the Young and the Restless since the middle of January.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
How is the HD Tivo hana, is it worth switching? I've had my regular series2 since 2003 and got it with the lifetime service.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
Some old episodes of Lost, I have 'Flashes Before Your Eyes' and 'Greatest Hits' which were from like two years ago or something. But I loved them.
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
I have a Documentary called "Born In To Brothels" that I taped in November of 2007 from HBO, I watched it, it's amazing, and I kept it on there so my husband could watch it... he still hasn't because we always have something else taped that has "priority". I also have "An Inconvenient Truth" taped from HBO back in January 2008.
verily verily 8 years
Probably a House episode. I kinda stockpile them for a rainy day.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
1 month worth of Numb3rs. Will watch on rainy day :)
mudnessa mudnessa 8 years
I go through spurts of actually watching things and right now I am at a watch everything spurt so the oldest thing on there is Monday nights The Big Bang Theory and it is only on there because I watch that show over and over again because I love it. I transfer stuff to my computer and burn them if I have not gotten to them so I don't tend to have stuff that is that old. I do have a few DVD's of movies I recorded two years ago and have never gotten to watching them.
ylovely ylovely 8 years
I don't have tivo, I also don't have cable or a digital converter box so on the 17th of February I'm screwed. No television for me. I do have a VCR and DVR and a laptop so I can watch my shows on that.
esmerb esmerb 8 years
It's definitely an Oprah episode and it's probably been on there since summer 2007!
emalove emalove 8 years
I just got a DVR a couple of weeks ago, and I've been doing the same thing!!!! It's still a novelty to me, so I'm recording anything that sounds interesting to me. I love it!
dreamqueen dreamqueen 8 years
also from 2006 - Mad Hot Ballroom
mellie_608 mellie_608 8 years
I have an episode of Giada's Weekend Getaways from 1/13/08. I think I had another food network episode that was much older on there but I must have deleted it. I've already watched the episode, but she visits places close to me in this episode and I'm saving it as a reminder that I want to go to those same places sometime!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
The boyfriend has an episode of Frontline from April of '08. This is honestly a source of contention between us every once in a while. I equate it with clutter and get really OCD about deleting things, and he lets them sit there for almost a year and doesn't watch them.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Normally I watch things within two weeks of recording them, but I was saving the 3D episode of Chuck to watch it once I borrowed my mom's glasses. But I came home yesterday and our DVR had malfunctioned and everything we had saved (luckily not too much) had disappeared :(. I know it is on but that is not the same as watching it on our big HD TV.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
When we moved we lost old stuff. But we had the SNL with Justin Timberlake on there FOREVER. I wish we still had it
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 8 years
I believe an old episode of Cribs. Or Cold Case. I can't remember which. I have a sick fascination with watching people describe their homes. I shudder to think who the episode focuses on.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
I just got my DVR not too long ago and I usually make it a habit to go through it and delete stuff once I have watched it and I know I'm not going to watch it again. I guess the oldest think I have on there is the whole season of Raising the Bar that started on TNT last year. I haven't watched a single episode yet but I keep saying that I will...
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Oh, I just remembered I have an Oprah from October (The Biggest Loser one) to get me motivated--thats def. my oldest thing on there!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Omg I'm crazyyyyyyy about emptying my DVR--it makes me nervous when its over 50% full (no joke!), so I religiously delate for some reason. But I think weekly series recordings (like my Oprahs) often stay on the longest, and go unwatched. If I don't watch it within a month or so I just break down and delete.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
The oldest thing on my DVR is almost 2 years old! Its some episodes of a spanish novella I was watching and have been meaning to finish lol. I also have a few year old episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba for my daughter but we actually watch those - over and over again.
fashionista119 fashionista119 8 years
VH1 Storytellers: Coldplay, recorded in early 2006 just after I got my Tivo.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
"To Kill a Mockingbird" I love that movie..I watch it at least once a week!
Taadie Taadie 8 years
An episode of the office from last year. I've seen it a hundred times but I like to go back and watch them again.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
my recently upgraded to HD tivo, so the oldest thing I have is Coco Chanel.....I was watching the series finale of SATC (pretty old!) on my old tivo before installing the new one!!
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