Who have a DVR (Digital Video Recorder)?

@zeloguy (4913)
United States
October 14, 2009 1:44am CST
With Monday nights being completely stacked with shows I want to watch (and all of them on at the same time: House/Heroes/How I Met Your Mother/Dancing With The Stars/Monday Night Football... I have been thinking of getting a DVR. The problem is the cable company wants me to get some fancy (expensive) package in order to get it and then charge me $7.99 rental fee for the DVR itself. How many of you out there have one? How many of you are looking to get one (like me)? Thanks Zelo
5 responses
@jugsjugs (13045)
16 Oct 09
I got my husband one out of my catalogue as he says that everything is on all at the same time.This way you will always have something you can watch as you can record other things as well as when you are out you can set it up to record other things that are on when you are at work.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Nov 09
That's great! I am sure he will love it.
15 Oct 09
I have Sky HD with Sky+ in the UK. This is a satellite TV company and the HD box I have has a built in DVR which you can record a couple of shows at once and set it up to record when you're not there. Very very easy to use I find and very useful if there's something on after you go to bed. I use it mostly for documentories. I did cost me what is probably about $70 extra for the box though and $15 a month extra for the HD and + package but I think it's worth it.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Nov 09
That's great... when I am able to get a little extra spending cash stowed away I think I might head in that direction. Everyone I have talked to that actually uses a DVR loves it. Thanks Zelo
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
15 Oct 09
I did explored getting a DVR and I gave up the idea eventually to save myself. I told myself I had to choose or forgo the shows, otherwise I would be a slave to the recorder. I would then need to have an additional 8 hours per day to watch the shows I have recorded. What if I keep recording the shows....
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Being able to watch live TV is what I really liked about it... I would watch golf live on TV... be able to go back watch the swing of whoever it was in frame-by-frame motion and then when I got back I could just FF through the commercials 'cause I had spent 2 minutes watching 'reruns' or 'replays' of the television. Thanks Zelo
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I have one, actually we have 2, but I don't know how to use mine
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Oh no... that is not good to have something so wonderful and not be able to use it. I am sure in time you will be able to and be able to find that it is a wonderful device to have. Thanks Zelo
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I don't watch TV, even if I could have time to record anything, probably I wouldn't be able to watch it later anyway....and I stay away form any regular payments except phone,internet, electrical,and gas bills.... I wish to have solar battery to eliminate some of my bills anyway.... HUGS
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
14 Nov 09
You can get a HD receiver for $30 and watch all your local HD channels for free. That is about as good as it gets... again I don't know about a DVR (whether you need to use a service like TiVO or whatever) but to have no TV at all... that is roughing it! Thanks Zelo