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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

    9 vote(s)
    3.7%
  2. No

    232 vote(s)
    96.3%
  1. Jhon69

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    I don't care to have one either! satellite has so many channels and they repeat often.I use the extra fee to pay for more programming.:)
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    Problem is network programming. If you're lucky enough the episode you missed will be repeated during an off week, otherwise have to wait until summer repeats and check the guide every week to see what descriptions don’t sound familiar. Now the cable shows I watch like South Park, The Shield and The Sopranos usually repeat shortly after their first shown, I record the first run but usually watch the repeats on at 3 or whatever in the morning instead of watching off my DVR.
     
  3. TV Director

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    I have 4...does that mean I can vote 4 times? Or is that considered excessive? :rolling:
     
  4. Paradox-sj

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    Does anyone else find themselves wanting to skip back 30 sec or pause just about everything else as well?
    (Raido, live converstaion etc)
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    You may learn all too soon what life without TiVo will be like. The practical end is February 17, 2009 for existing TiVo devices; the date when the TiVo's built-in tuner(s) become(s) substantially useless for recording.

    You may have noticed that TiVo has added a lease plan with a three year max and that they're giving away the 80GB model after rebates.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This goes to the very heart of the issue.

    I have to admit that with the extended reviews, previews and the all too frequent "recap" episodes, I sometimes get a feeling a deja vu.

    It is really nice to be able to watch my six favorite network television shows in just over four hours; some of which air at the same time. My VCR removed the commercials, but it wasn't at all good about recording stray episodes. For most, the DVR is the only reasonable way of recording HD content.
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    It means that you probably subscribe to DirecTV. ;)
     
  8. TV Director

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    Especially in the car while listening to the sat radio. I find myself half-listeneing to something and I'm thinking: Well I'll just skip back to that! DUH!!! :bang
     
  9. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    DVR!

    :grin:
     
  10. Steve Mehs

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    Been there, done that :D

    Three out of my four (1 XM, 2 Sirius) active satellite radio receivers have pause, rewind and skip back functionality. When I get my new home theater receiver with the built in XM tuner I’m thinking about keeping my SkyFi 2 active just for those features.
     
  11. Nick

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    Monthly fee? Insignificant compared to the value of the 12 Hollywood movies
    I currently have recorded in stunning High-Definition and awesome Dolby 5.1
    surround, all patiently waiting for my attention and ready to show on my own
    schedule at the press of a button on my beautiful wide screen HDTV.

    Some of the reasons people give for not having a DVR sound pretty lame.
    I imagine similar excuses were voiced when electricity, the telephone and
    the horseless carriage were first introduced.
     
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  12. Nick

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    Interesting to note that over 90% of the 184 poll respondents thus far have at least one DVR.

    That is a HUGE majority.
     
  13. bidger

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    I don't think you'd see those same percentages if you asked the public-at-large though. The folks who frequent and register to a board like this would probably be more open to tech toys, IMO.
     
  14. bavaria72

    bavaria72 I am one too! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Lets see, I would rank an DVR somewhere between beer and air conditioning. Remember it is 102 in Dallas today! :sure:
     
  15. diospyros

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    Only TV? Exactly. I resisted for a while, but now I understand.
    I go days, sometimes even weeks, without watching TV, and I rarely ever
    plan my life around a show. (I think I've even had months where I paid the
    satellite bill but never had the TV on.)

    Now I have that little robot (622) watch TV for me and save the shows I might want to see. So when I sit down to watch TV, there's always something I want to see and I don't find myself surfing the guide, cursing, then shutting the thing off again.
     
  16. TheRatPatrol

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    I know this poll is closed, but I have 3 DVR's that are in constance use. If you ask me, all receivers should be DVR's, which would then get DVR's in all homes. Then they could do away with the so called DVR fee (I still don't understand what the fee is paying for). :D
     

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