After much resistance to the idea of a DVR, (I couldn't justify paying MORE money to watch television) but I finally caved last summer. Now I can say the only live TV I watch is the news. I haven't seen commercials in months! DVR is the best invention in my adult life.
Anyone with little kids can appreciate the hoopla of trying to get them washed, in jammies, homework done, stories read, bedtime snacked, songs sung and into bed in time for the start of Gray's Anatomy!
Don't even get me started on programming the VCR, especially with a digital cable box connected to a non digital TV. How do you get it to record a show on channel 168?! NO MORE! With the DVR it is point, press and away-ay we go! With a few more clicks, the whole series is set to record!
Now I can watch Gray's, Lost, Friday Night Lights, ER, and all my other favorites at my leisure! Hooray for technology. Of course, this also means wading through Matt's recordings of Gettin' Close, Dream Season, The Truth About Hunting, Drury Outdoors, Ted Nugent's Spirit of the Wild, AND Poker after Dark, World Series of Poker and High Stakes Poker...whew...pretty soon we might run out of recording room!
I know, I'm a geek. I don't deny it.