DVR was very popular for some time while it was getting more than enough T.V. publicity with commercials just invading our minds. It was first introduced in 2007 and since then picked up a lot of speed being in many of our households and being sold in cable packages. Of course I couldn’t resist and bought the Toshiba DVR620 when it first came out. They are fairly expensive, but at the time I thought it was worth it because I could record shows that I wanted to watch while being at work or doing other activities. The reason I’m getting rid of my DVR is because the monthly charges and it’s just not appealing to me anymore. Just like other gadgets they get old, outdated and lose there appeal. I decided to be more productive with my time because with work T.V. was taking up a lot of my time. When I finally cut the ties with my DVR I began saving 20 dollars a month, which doesn’t seem like much, but it definitely adds up. With the extra three hours I have I began doing more outside gardening and working out which has vastly increased my health. I noticed while I had my DVR I wouldn’t get the exercise I needed and exercise is crucial for a healthy life style. The DVR was more of an addiction to me that I finally kicked by replacing it with working out and working in my garden which was an excellent decision. Having Netflix has also lessened the need for having a DVR. Netflix has a lot of the shows that I watched on there and it’s a lot cheaper! Netflix is also compatible on my own computer where I don’t need a big bulky DVR box or a remote. I can control Netflix with the click of my mouse which is very nice.
As technology continues to improve the DVR will become more outdated and expensive, look for other options and see what is best for you.