Tomorrow I'll be at lunch with friends whilst Wales are playing South Africa. The trouble is that no broadcaster is showing this in England, so I can't record it. Oh no.
Likewise, I often look at my catchup schedule and wish I could record the programmes, like I could have done when they were live; but the world doesn't work that way. When they were live I could have recorded them and kept them for years. When they're on catch up I have to be quick and fleeting in my consumption.
And, since I'm a Virgin customer I get passed the dregs from Sky - no HD, no red button, no Sky Anywhere (OK, there's a deal been announced on HD and the online service doesn't work anyway).
Tv everywhere, er, no, Not quite yet...