As football season approaches, I can now enjoy every single down, from kickoff to when the final whistle blows and I don't have to worry about racing home from church in hopes of not missing anything. Thanks to DVR, that's no longer an issue. Without it, if you miss your favorite programs the first time, you might have a hard time catching again.
It's kind of hard to believe there was ever a time when TVs didn't come with a remote control and you had to get up and turn a knob in order change the station or adjust the volume.
If there's any advantage to not having DVR it's the money and not just the price of the cable bill but electricity as well.
Reports have recently state that DVR and cable boxes use more energy than a refrigerator. Boxes that remain on all day use about 446 kilowatt hours annually and many of the newer model fridges use about 416 kilowatt hours annually. When all added up, American consumers pay about $2 billion per year on cable and satellite boxes that remain on all the time.
With today's economic issue in US, many are always looking for ways to save as much money as possible, and one way to do so is to cut down on electricity. As hard and unfortunate as it might be, the best way to do so might just be to stop or decrease usage of DVR and Cable boxes.
Who knows, perhaps there will be a day when cable and satellite companies will make the boxes more energy sufficient. It's a nice thought to think of running the boxes all day for as long as we run our fridge and it still not be as expensive.
Obviously we don't live in a perfect world and therefore we can't have it all but it's OK to dream from time to time.
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