This post has been a long time coming.
Well, ever since the new Season of LOST began this fall, anyway. Yeah, sure, we've talked about getting a DVR, (digital video recorder for those less technicalogically versed... you know, like a vcr without any tape... you can record tv and play back, rewind, fast forward, whatever, all from your "cable box") but not in any real "discussion".
But watching LOST on tv this season has just about driven Ryan nuts. I'll admit it's a little ridiculous to break for commercials EVERY FIVE MINUTES! The show runs for an hour, and I bet it is seriously no more than 30 minutes long. Everytime it cuts to commercials you hear Ryan "*huge annoyed sigh* That's it! We're getting a DVR! I can't stand this!"
We missed the last two shows and Ryan recorded them on the computer downstairs that he has hooked up to the cable, so we watched them on the laptop the other night. Skipping the comercials. Ryan was a happy boy!
We would just record them everyweek, but we have no working vcr to record on and I can't stand watching the whole show on the little laptop screen when it's recorded on the computer.
So the DVR.
I argue that we (read: Ryan) already watch more tv than we should, and if we had a DVR, we would probably watch more shows because we could watch them when it's convenient for us. Ryan argues that we would watch less tv because it would be more "efficient" tv viewing, we would only be watching what we want to watch, and without commercials.
So what do you all think? Who has DVR's and who doesn't? What is your experience? Do you watch more tv than you would without it? (be honest!)
Should we or shouldn't we? Give me your opinion.