Friday, March 16, 2007

DVR (or Tivo) Advocate

DVR (Digital Video Recorder i.e. a machine that acts like a VCR for live tv.)
So sometimes I would prefer to throw our tv in the basement and always have enriching, brain-stimulating activities available, but in our world, our tv is a welcome friend! Jesse didn't have to try hard to convince me to add cable to our bill since if we got a bundle package, it only added about $30 a month to our bill. Ten dollars of the thirty goes to our DVR and I have to say that I am a complete advocate of this technology. Why I just adore DVR:

5. 4 episodes of Simpsons, Scrubs or Gilmore Girls whenever I want a laugh
4. 2 episodes of Little Einsteins and The Magic School Bus when I need a break.
3. Recording random movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, Conan the Barbarian, or Pretty Woman that air at 2:30 in the morning and watching them when we want.
2. FAST FORWARDING through commercials and pausing live tv for bathroom breaks!!!
and #1...

1. Not being a slave to when certain shows are on. We watch what we want, when we want to- which translates actually less time in front of the tv. Half the time I don't even know what time the programs actually come on!

So what are your top 3 items on your DVR?


Jackie said...

Is it sad that we still do not have a cable subscription? DVR...What's that? HAHA Can't wait to visit you and enjoy this recent luxury of yours! LOVE YA

Rachel Melone said...

1. Spongebob Squarepants
2. Amazing Race (My favorite!)
3. American Idol (Yes, I am a reality TV addict!)

I give second props to the DVR, it really is God's greatest gift given to us TV loving fools. (Hey, I'm not ashamed to admit that during the winter I LOVE TV!)

amber joy said...

too bad we don't have DVR. but, we have other sneaky ways, hehehe.

Angela said...

I am SOOOOOO with you on this one!!! It has completely revolutionized the way we watch. We don't have to worry about it anymore, and it's such a freeing feeling! We find the same thing: that we watch less tv now than before. Also, I can watch shows Nate would NEVER watch. i.e. Grey's Anatomy. I save a whole bunch of episodes and then tv binge when he has to work a night here and there. Nate and the kids love Mythbusters, and it really resorts in educational discussions. I TiVo What Not To Wear and it literally is the reason I get on that bike to work out.
What's top on ours:

1. Survivor
2. The Amazing Race
3. CSI

Ah, TiVo. How did we ever live without thee? It's seriously on par with a microwave.