Yeah, still excited about the DVR. We had a brief moment (about 2 minutes) of panic on Friday night when the box switched off after Friday Night Lights instead of staying on for SGA. We just sort of stared at it and were sad that the one show we tape on a regular basis was not going to be recorded and there was nothing we could do, it being Friday night and all.
And then, at 10:02, the box switched on and all was happy again.
It's...different. There's no rewinding and guessing when a show starts when we play it back. The picture quality is so much better (which we should have expected, given the change in medium, of course). Erasing is simple. Nothing is intuitive - Cablevision doesn't do intuitive - but nothing is hard to figure out, either.
But the biggest advantage is the live tv controls. Jonathan is watching Wargames, and there's a half hour left, but we want to eat lunch. Not a problem. PAUSE the program. Eat lunch. Watch the rest. Or there's the show in progress thing - show I want comes on, but I'm eating dinner. If I tape the show so I don't miss anything, I end up either waiting for it to end so I can watch from the beginning *or* watching the second half before the first. Both are annoying. I could just rewind to the beginning of the episode and watch, and fast forward over commercials, too, until I caught up. It's just so *cool*. Thursday, I'm going to try the taping two shows at once thing.