Do you have a DVR or Tivo and do you use it often?

@cwilson26 (2736)
United States
January 8, 2009 9:44pm CST
I have a Dish Network DVR and am so hooked on it. I honestly don't think I could ever be without it now that I have it. I record everything that I like to watch so I an get all of my housework and online work done without having to rush to the t.v so I don't miss my favorite shows. I mostly have movies on HBO and Starz recorded but I also record all of Days of Our Lives and Big Love. That way I can watch it when I want to watch it and not have to interrupt what I am doing just to watch t.v. Do you have a DVR or Tivo? Do you record almost everything on it? What do you record the most, movies, or t.v shows? Do you think you could live without DVR now that you have it? :)
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Yup got the DVR records more hours than the VCR. We love it and another thing on it to is yo can save till you watch it . or if ya dont it stays like 14 days any way. We do both movies and tv shows. watch in the evening when daughter gets home then try to finish on the weekend now is easy for most shows are in reruns that we watch but can hardly wait till the new year starts on all the shows.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
10 Jan 09
On my DVR, the movie saves until I watch it and that can be more than 14 days. Do you have Dish Network or Directv? I watch mine at night or during the day when I have nothing else more important that needs done. :)
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
10 Jan 09
we have Cable.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
10 Jan 09
We can't get cable where we live because we are too far out in the country. So we have no choice but to have Dish Network or Directv. We had Directv first and then decided to try Dish Network and we like it better. We actually wish we could get cable because I think it is cheaper than satellite. We also can't get DSL where we live and we are stuck with dial up. Our only other option is internet by satellite and it is way too expensive. Highsnet costs $50 a month plus you have to pay $99 a month on top of that until the equipment is paid off. Way too expensive for us. My husband is going back to school online and as soon as he finishes his first semester they are going to send him some money to get Hughsnet. They said they would send it now but they want to make sure he is serious because a lot of people sign up for the financial aid and as soon as they get the money they don't even bother with the classes. I can understand why they are making him wait but we could really use the high speed now.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Jan 09
We bought a Tivo from my brother in law, but it's not hooked up at the moment. We have regular tv with a converter box, and with the Tivo we have a subscription to their service has to be purchased. With me not working, that's just not possible. I would love to have it hooked up one of these days....I wouldn't miss my soaps so much then. LOL
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Yeah, with the DVR I never miss Days of Our Lives anymore or all of the movies I enjoy. How much is the Tivo service? Our DVR is $5.99 a month. If the Tivo is the same price as the DVR then you could easily pay for that with a couple of articles on AC or your earnings on here. I hope you can get it soon. I remember before I had DVR, every time one of my shows were on I would have to go back and forth to the t.v and the computer in between commercials. The computer is in a different room than the t.v. Just the other day we went to our local Rescue Mission and bought a 32 inch t.v for $25! They test everything before they sell it and that is the only reason we get things there that we can't afford anywhere else. Now with another t.v, I can go in the bedroom and watch my recorded shows or movies or just whatever I want to watch instead of waiting on my husband to go to bed. He has totally different tastes in television than I do and even though he did try to compromise, it didn't always work. He was always watching what he wanted and I always had to wait until he went to bed. That is how I got in the habit of recording everything. Now with my own t.v and Dish Network and DVR in both rooms, I can watch what I want when I want. :)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I just asked hubby about the one we have and supposedly if we want unlimited use we would pay a one time fee of $300.00 with no more fees after that. It sounds like a pretty decent deal to me. It's going to depend on what AT&T says when we get their service sometime in the near future.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
10 Jan 09
That does sound like a good deal but not when you don't have the money. Can you guys get Dish Network or Directv? If so you only have to pay a small monthly fee of $5.99 a month for the DVR service. Good luck. :)