Double Booking Tonight—'Grey’s Anatomy' and 'The Office'
September 27, 2007 8:51 AM
I have to wonder am I the only one who feels a little bit of trepidation today?
After all, tonight we have a bit of a Sophie’s choice on TV. “The Office” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are both premiering at the same time this evening—9 p.m. Pacific time. Sure, it’s just for tonight. Next week “The Office” will go back to its regular 8:30 p.m. slot. But for the next 12 hours I’ll have to wonder—can my so-called “dual-tuner” DVR actually handle this kind of workout? Is it up to the challenge? Will I be taxing that Comcast set-top box beyond its limits?
You see, I plan to watch “Grey’s Anatomy” first, but on what I call the 15-minute delay, so I can skip the commercials. So as I’m sitting there putting the fast forward button through its paces, will the box be able to handle also recording another show? I know it’s supposed to, but can it handle the pressure?
And if it doesn’t, I certainly can’t go to iTunes tomorrow and watch “The Office.” No, I’d have to go to Amazon. But I banished Amazon Unbox from my computer last year for persistent bad behavior. So then what? Do I dare try NBC.com?