Getting rid of one of your family’s entertainment options isn’t something most people get excited about, but saving money can be! Let’s take a look at why you may be considering cutting the cord on your DVR, and why lots of people already have.
“But I can’t cut the cord!”
Getting rid of the DVR may cause a slight panic attack for some people, “you mean I can’t watch my show on my own schedule?”. But no worries, there are other options! Think back to what we did when we didn’t live in such a media-rich society; children played outside, families played board games or talked (gasp!), and you weren’t overwhelmed when choosing what recorded show you were going to watch after dinner. Cutting the cord on your DVR (and maybe even cable all together) can be healthy for your relationships and your wallet.
Is it worth it financially?
The main reason why I chose to get rid of my DVR was to save money. No one can turn down a few extra dollars in their pocket every month! DVR can cost anywhere from $10-$30 extra per month depending on the provider. Just make that phone call, cancel the DVR and relish a fatter bank account.
So many other media options!
In a media saturated world, it’s easier than ever to watch your favorite shows and movies anytime, anywhere. Another reason I got rid of my DVR is that I have found multiple avenues in which all the shows I watch are available. I currently use Netflix, Hulu, and I download the rest (legally, of course). Sources like these are a great alternative to DVR because you still have shows and movies available on demand, and it’s a lot cheaper. The best part? There are apps available for all your devices- in the App Store, Android Market, and on your computer.
Don’t let TV rule your life
Even though all my favorite shows are still available, I find myself watching less and less TV, and being more productive. I found that when I had DVR my life was consumed by trying to stay ahead of the recordings, constantly watching shows so I could erase them and have room to record more. Now I just find and watch the shows that are really worth my time (Game of Thrones and 2 Broke Girls top my list!), and move on with my life. Its cheaper, easier, and your life wont be over if you cut the cord and get rid of your DVR. Trust me!