Thursday, July 12, 2012

My DVR Separation Anxiety

Ok, I admit it.  I might be having a minor meltdown.  Make that massive anxiety attack.  We are switching cable service providers on Friday.  Oh yes, we bundle like everyone else in the neighborhood.  I'm very excited for a better service provider, but yesterday it hit me - all my DVR'd programs that I haven't gotten to will be lost.  I need to marathon watch them all now.  I've started that process but today it hit me... all those programs I love and have set to automatically record will not transfer over to the fancy new DVR.

I'm a Real Housewives of every city fan.  Do you realize how many that is to keep track of?  I can't even remember half their names in the off season, let alone which season starts when.  Ghost Adventures, House Hunters International and Deadliest Catch are all must haves in my book.

I have so many random shows set to record on the DVR I'm having serious anxiety over trying to make sure I don't forget one, because you know that would surely be the one I would miss the most.

If you were having a divorce with your DVR, what would you miss most?  What would you fight to keep?


Lin July 12, 2012 at 7:47 AM  

I went through this when we moved houses & you'd of thought someone told me they were taking my car. It was devastating! Truth be told, I actually sat down one day & went through my entire list of shows that are dvr'd and wrote them all down, channels & all. There was NO way I was going to miss recording one of my shows.

My husband says I'm addicted to my TV. Honestly, I dont know what he's talking about.

Katie July 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM  

So glad to know I'm not the only one Lin!!!

I too will be going through and writing them all down!

Jennifer K. July 12, 2012 at 12:35 PM  

We have gotten a new DVR a few times, and the best system is to list everything in an Excel file with all of your recording settings. It's a pain to go through and set all of it up again, but it's the only way we have found to make the transition smooth!

Jessica New Fuselier July 12, 2012 at 1:38 PM  

OMG! I can totally relate Katie! I wanted to switch from DirecTV because of all the channel drama going on right now... but now that you reminded me, we have only 13% of open space on our DVR, which means there are like 100 shows that we haven't watched yet. Dang it. I may have to hold off on switching providers now! The thing I would miss the most are all of the Disney Movies that we have recorded for our daughter... It's so handy having a DVR!:)

Donna July 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM  

I love my TV and think time shifting with the DVR may have saved my marriage - so I know what you're going through. We had to upgrade our unit when it died suddenly and I did lose a bunch of shows I had saved. It was sad at the time, but the mourning period was short! I hope you find your improved service is worth a little bit of inconvenience.

Elle @ SeeMomWorkBlog July 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM  

You are going to gasp but we don't have a DVR at my house. (!) Never have and not sure we ever will. Double gasp!

Don't get me wrong, I love watching TV shows, but I try to limit what I'm hooked on. Right now I watching past episodes of Mad Men on Netflix and I'm totally into it. Other than that, I channel surf and don't mind the commercials that much. A lot of them make me laugh.

But hang in there! If you lose them all, you will survive!

Disney Sisters July 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM  

Such a funny post! We went through the same problem but we were sad over the Disney shows and movies we lost. However, the good news? We now have multiple DVR's in the house and mom has one all to herself! Hello my new friends Real Housewives!

Sharon Greenthal July 12, 2012 at 4:36 PM  

Oh wow, I know what you mean - I went through the same thing when we switched from Time/Warner to Verizon. It's like, "hurry up and watch this!"

Admin July 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM  

It was so hard for me to give mine up too when we cancelled our cable. Now I have fallen in love with Hulu for all my shows.

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