I don't know what I did before I got a DVR two years ago. I vaguely remember messing with tapes, trying to remember to set the VHS recorder, or rushing to push the button and capture a coveted show just in time. With the DVR I can just select series, and it automatically records the show even if it switches days and times. I still usually watch my favorite shows when they're actually on, but sometimes I just half watch them while I do other things, because I can always go back and watch them over and over. The DVR was a real life-saver this week. We had the blizzard of the decade, and got buried in 2 feet of snow.