Please Forgive Me If This Sounds Shallow...
... but I must say this:
I *LOVE* my DVR. Now, yes, it's only a thing, and I love my family more, but I really do love my DVR.
I've only had it for a few weeks, so the honeymoon period isn't even over yet, but I'm certain this is going to be a long-term relationship.
Now, my VCR and I had been through a lot together, and we've had some good times as well as bad times... but all those times are over. After all, my VCR can't pause or rewind live tv, can it? I'm sorry but no it can't. My VCR can't let me watch a show that it's still recording, can it? Nope. My VCR can't pick and choose new episodes of a show I want to watch, and then record it no matter when it's on or what channel it's on, can it? No, no, no, and no.
Oh, and don't even get me *started* on the High Definition channels... that broadcast in widescreen and actually *fit* my widescreen tv. I'm practically DROOLING, waiting for 24 to come on in January on the Fox HD channel. Mmmm.... widescreen Jack Bauer butt-kicking....
I can't type any more. I have to go spend some time with my new special someone. I hope you understand.