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‘TDS TV’ FREE HBO Preview — DVR Recording Made Remain After The Preview.

by Anura Guruge


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This was my first ‘TDS TV‘ free PREVIEW and I wasn’t sure what to expect.

For a start, I wasn’t sure whether any HBO or CINEMAX recordings I made will remain when the preview ended (which was today).

So far, so good but I will feel more confident tomorrow.

I think it was when I had DISH. DVR recordings only worked provided you still had the channel. So, any recordings you made disappeared when the preview ended. They tried to get you to sign-up for that channel.

As far as I can the TDS TV preview ended today. The HBO and Cinemax channels no longer appear on the Guide.

But, the FEW recordings I made are still there — and they play.

So, hope this helps.


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The New PBS “Woman In White” (From The BBC) — Echoes Of “Jane Eyre” In The Best Possible Way.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the PBS Webpage for this captivating new series.



Somewhere around Friday, each week, I check PBS ‘primetime’ to make sure that I have the DVR set to record all shows of interest. This series, “The Woman in White” was being shown at 10pm on Sunday — which is usually NOT a slot reserved for promising masterpieces. But, the title alone was captivating. I hit the ‘Record Series’ button. I am sure glad I did.

We watched it today. It is GOOD. Echoes of Jane Eyre — and that is praise indeed. Teischan (12) actually said out loud that she liked it! She is hard to please and coming from her, this was also praise indeed.

You should still be able to catch Episode 1 on TV (if nothing else on Saturday night) or online. Definitely worth seeing. Looks very promising.

It is from the BBC. They don’t make too many duds.

This was GOOD. Thank YOU BBC. Thank YOU PBS.


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“The Durrells In Corfu” & “The Collection” Have Come To An End On PBS — For Now, I Hope.

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I have my DISH DVR (i.e., Hopper) to automatically record all new episodes of “The Durrells in Corfu” & “The Collection“.

The Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend, i.e., November 27, 2017, I noticed that I did NOT have any new episodes for either show. I thought that PBS might have opted to skip that weekend.

Then again this weekend. NADA.

So, I went and looked at PBS.org.

They have BOTH ended. Unexpectedly, I would say — especially for “The Collection“.

I hope PBS is not playing ‘games’ because of their budget cuts.


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(Re)Watch ‘Bobby’, The 2006 Movie, 48-Years And All That Seems To Have Changed Was Obama!

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bobby

Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


The FULL MOVIE is on YouTube!


I had seen it in 2006 — when it first came on. It was on DISH this last weekend and I DVRed it and watched it a couple of nights ago.

Wow. Wow. WOW!

It was like a TIME WARP. It could so easily have been June of 2016.

We are still talking about the SAME ISSUES: the DIVIDES — racial, wealth, hispanics-blacks, voter suppression, ‘right to work’, vote-rigging and voting machines.

Scary. IF you are into politics you really should watch this (again).

Makes you THINK — which is always a good thing.

Where would we be, where would the World be, IF just one of the Kennedy brothers had been spared?

The ONLY thing that this movie did not presage was that there would be an Obama exactly 40 years later.

Great movie.


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‘Big Eyes’, The 2014 Movie Is Definitely Worth Watching If You Haven’t Seen It — Interesting, True Story.

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beyes

Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.


Watch the trailer on YouTube.


I was not familiar with this movie — given that I do not follow movie news or tends. Just tend to watch them on TV and occasionally at the cinema — and that, 100% of the time, is for the kids.

Big Eyes” caught my eyes when I was looking through all the ‘new’ movies available this weekend, on Cinemax & Showtime, as part of the DISH free, preview. I subscribe to HBO, so I don’t have to worry about catching movies available on that channel.

I DVRed “Big Eyes” (I think on Friday night) amongst a total of about 14 other movies and all 12 episodes of “Billions”.

“Big Eyes” is the only movie from this batch of recordings that we have watched — and by that I include Teischan (given that it was PG-13 (and we let Teischan watch PG-13s as long as she is with us)).

Good movie. True story. Amazing story. So 1950s and 1960s. Compelling. We liked it.


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“Three Faiths, One God” Is On PBS December 17 & 18, 2016 — YOU Really Should DVR.

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3faiths

Click image to access PBS (WGBH) listing for New England.


This should be good and very instructive to MANY.

I will DVR it, thought I don’t have to. I do understand and appreciate this … three faiths, one God.

But, SO, SO, SO, SO Many in the U.S., including Trump, do NOT seem to get this. So, you should definitely watch. You will LEARN. It might make you think. Great program, ahead of ChristmasChanukah (Hanukkah).


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BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, 4 etc., Live On Roku With “UKTV”.

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Saw this channel in Saturday’s “Roku Guide” and, of course, had to subscribe — and at $1.99/month it is not exorbitant. Yes, it has all the channels listed above.

However, on a Roku, all you get is live streaming. So you have to watch BBC and ITV LIVE (though, in the case of ITV there is a ‘one hour back’ option (as indicated by the +1)). There is no DVR capability or ‘Catch-Up TV’ function to watch anything other than the live feeds. There is also no program guide or info to tell you what you happen to watching on a given UKTV feed. Yes, there is an online listing but that is not available on the Roku,

All that said, for $1.99/month, it is nice to know that you can have ALL the BBC and ITV channels on your Roku. Now if I can find a DVR that lets me RECORD UKTV off the Roku.


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