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Do you use a DVR?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Chris Blount, Jun 28, 2006.

Do you use a DVR?

  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. No

    232 vote(s)
    97.1%
  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Simple question. Do you use a DVR with your satellite service?
     
  2. Laverne

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    Rub it in, why don't ya! :icon_cry:
     
  3. ebaltz

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    You mean there is someone out there that doesn't? I couldn't live without it now. I had three, but now with the 622 only need two.
     
  4. tomcrown1

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    DVR?? doesn't voice respect???
     
  5. Laverne

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    16 to 1?? :eek2:


    Surely there are more of you out there somewhere! :grin:
     
  6. Chris Blount

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    Talk about peer pressure. :) Maybe it's time to take the plunge.
     
  7. Tom in TX

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    It's like sex.... Once you've tried it, you can't live without it!!
    Tom in TX
     
  8. dpd146

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    Both require frequent upgrades to keep working properly. :D
     
  9. Lurker

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    I can't imagine watching TV without TiVo.
     
  10. olgeezer

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    a 7200 and a 622.:D
     
  11. olgeezer

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    And before someone mentions it, no I'm not into kinky sex.:D
     
  12. AcuraCL

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    DVR? That's where they take a VCR, add a hard drive, and then charge you monthly to use it, right?

    No thanks.

    There isn't that much on (recurring) that I want to see, and if I miss it ... so what? ... it's tv, not something important like, you know, real life.
     
  13. olgeezer

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    That's why DVRs are hard to market. Concept of what it is, is about 20 miles off base. If you don't own one, you can't visualize how wonderous they are. If you have a DVR, the best description I've heard is what Tom mentioned. Even though it's true, it doesn't translate to the rational mind. If you don't understand a DVR think with your heart and not your head. Or in the words of Hillary Rodman Clinton, we thought with our little head instead of our big head
     
  14. olgeezer

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    As to expense, I spend nada on a cell phone, which makes up for the DVRs' cost and about 40 tacos. I also enjoy privacy in my vehicle and in the bathroom. That was 2 of god's commandments. Man shall know peace in the toilet and on the road.
     
  15. ebaltz

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    Then why are you reading a BBS on Satellite TV? Why do you own a TV then?
     
  16. gomezma1

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    I don't know why I have mine because half the time I will delete what I recorded without watching it. But it is worth having anyway. Especially when I'm in the middle of a program and have to go do "honey do' chores.
     
  17. tomcrown1

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    Dubious Respect Reserved That is DVR after sex
     
  18. AllieVi

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    I have 2 DISH 508's, but watch most programs live on an old receiver (model 4000). Several programs get recorded each day, but I typically watch them live, anyway. The recording is a back-up in case I happen to be occupied at the time.

    The pause and jump back feature get used a lot. The 30-second skip button is getting a workout when watching a recorded program , too.

    The DVR is certainly not a necessity, but I find its cost is well worth the benefit.
     
  19. bidger

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    One never knows how useful and crucial to TV viewing a DVR is until one starts using one. I pay for multichannel service and if a service allows me to watch the shows I want to watch when I want to watch them for a nominal fee, I'll do it. Luckily when I bought my first D-TiVo I opted for Lifetime Service @ $199 and that's on my account, not on the unit like a Standalone TiVo. That meant I could step up to the Series 2 D-TiVo and the HD-TiVo without a new DVR fee. After 6 years and 3 months, that initial $199 investment works out to $2.65/mo. and that's well worth it to me.
     
  20. Steve Mehs

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    Been using DVRs since 2001 and have no plans on ever stopping. The issue of the DVR has been one of the leading reasons why I went from Dish Network to DirecTV back to cable. When I go over to other peoples houses I’m always looking for the pause or rewind buttons on the remote control.

    DVRs are more then VCRs with hard drives, they’re a godsend. When I was on the phone setting up my cable install they lady on the phone tried to upsell me to the DVR and when she said ’Would you like to try our DVR…’ I cut her off and immediately said I’ll take 2 of them, 1 SD, 1 HD. She sounded a little stunned.
     

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