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Another Reason for TiVo

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LAist loves watching TV. Especially on cold winter nights in LA. So we were psyched for the all new episode of Criminal Minds last night. (We taped Lost because this particular writer’s household still hasn’t invested in a TiVo.) But that’s about to change very soon.

We’ve already heard the warnings that iPod usage can damage the hearing. Yeah…yeah…and we accept that because we’ve been cranking it up to 11 since we got our first Sony Walkman years ago. But what really could use a warning label are those pesky commercials that break up your episodes.

How many times do you go through this routine a night? The commercial break comes – sometimes a welcome respite – signaling the chance for you to use the restroom, finish cooking dinner or continue a conversation – when all of a sudden you find yourself high-hurdling the couch and lunging for the remote control so your ears won’t start bleeding.