TV On My Time, Why I Love DVRNovember 28th, 2008 at 8:12 am by Matt Schuler under Entertainment
So that’s just a fancy word for TIVOing or DVRing, but it truly is fantastic.
When I upgraded my TV to an HDTV, I had to dole out an extra $7 bucks a month to Comcast to get HD service. The rep on the phone then sold me the DVR service for only $6 more. I can say it’s the best entertainment decision I’ve ever made.
I use the division of movie dollars. I’d pay $7 for 2 hours at a movie, so I have to get at least 2 hours of value out of a purchase. The DVR has done that.
I’ve got something recording on the DVR almost every day. Every weekday I have to record Around the Horn & Pardon the Interruption for the sports nut in me.
As for other shows, days of the week are broken down like this:
Sunday: Dexter, Entourage, True Blood. (Though, Entourage and True Blood just had season finales, there will be other shows come January)
Monday: Chuck, Heroes (Used to record Terminator, but it didn’t hold my interest.)
Tuesday: The Mentalist, Fringe (And before in concluded the World Series of Poker, because it’s great background TV.)
Wednesday: Pushing Daisies, Life (Though Pushing Daisies is now… pushing daisies and was cancelled.)
Thursday: The Office, 30 Rock, Survivor. (Since Survivor made the jump to HD it’s like watching Planet Earth, stunningly beautiful.)
Friday: Numb3rs. (I don’t know why, but it’s one of the most appealing cop shows to me, and I’m not even really into math.)
Saturday: It’s the DVR’s day of rest, unless there’s an HD movie on HBO or Showtime.
For my family, not having to make an appointment to do something really sets me free. My 3 year old daughter doesn’t care what time my shows are on, because she will dominate my time whenever she chooses. It’s nice to be able to watch an 8pm show after she goes to bed, or when she’s taking a nap in the afternoon. Also, watching something you recorded on the DVR doesn’t require paying the sitter $10 an hour.
Do I watch more TV now? Certainly, but it’s cheaper than the alternative forms of entertainment. Not to mention there are some quality shows on TV, Avi would attest to that.
In addition, it’s nice to have HD episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny available should the need ever arise to quell a toddler uprising.
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