Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that Honey and I probably watch too much television.
We have had DirecTV for years – since Dish Network pissed me off – We were long-time Dish customers and they were offering what would have been a system upgrade free to new customers only, WHAT! So long Dish.
Anyway, in spite of our TV addiction, we had never felt the need to get a DVR; then we got our daughter a TIVO for Christmas, and she liked it so well we decided to get one.
We love it. Honey records lots of shows, either from live broadcasts or from DirecTV’s large library. It provides the perfect solution to networks programming popular shows opposite each other; watch one and record the other to watch later. When watching live, you can back up and replay something you missed or would just like to see again.
The DVR’s very best feature, the one they do not advertise, is the pause feature. Here’s how we use it:
- Start a show.
- Hit Pause.
- Go do something else – supper dishes, potty break, etc. for five to ten minutes, depending on show length.
- Sit back down, get comfortable and hit Play.
- Watch the show and Fast Forward through all the commercials!