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I have a DVR from time warner. Here's a few of the advantages of it over using a vcr.
1) Fully programmable. I can set it to record up to 2 shows at a time using the on screen list, which I can search through too and set all kinds of options such as:
Find and record whenever a new episode comes on on one channel or have it search across all the channels.
How many episodes to keep.
How much extra I want to record for live shows such as sports (so the overtime doesn't end up getting cut off).
2) Record shows live as I watch them. Every show that I watch is recorded the moment I turn on the tv. So let's say I'm watching a 1hr show and I walk away after half an hour to grab dinner, I can hit record, turn off the tv and cable box, come back, and it would record the entire show beginning to end for me.
3) Time shifting, which is great. I start watching a 60 minute show 15 minutes after it starts and fast forward through all the commercials. So if I used to watch 2 hrs of tv a day, I save about half an hour.
4) Rewind. Instant rewind.
5) I can catch up on 4-5 new episodes of a show in 1 weekend by saving it throughout the month.
6) Storage space. I can record about 24 hours of full resolution HD movies (12 movies) or up to 200 hours of traditional.
6) Your life doesn't revolve around tv, no more forgetting to set the dvd recorder or vcr, no more rushing home to catch a show. No swapping tapes or discs, virtually unlimited record time. I can record a 20 hour show if I want (great for the TDF).
I don't even have to buy the box, it's $10/mo to rent. I would have to have it for 3 years to recoup the cost of buying one and even then, whenever mine breaks or a new one comes out, I can bring it to my cable center and get an upgraded one for free since I'm essentially leasing it.