Thanks to DVRs, people are able to pause TV, record their favorite shows, and have a much better TV-watching experience. However, you can get more out of your DVR than just these things. Take a look at the following tips and tricks for enjoying your DVR more.
Use a Mobile App to Record Shows Remotely
The biggest advantage to using a DVR is that you can record shows when you’re not at home so that you can watch them later. However, most people think they are out of luck if they forget to set their DVR up before leaving. The good news is that some cable providers have a mobile app that lets you access your DVR scheduler remotely and record anything you want, right from your phone or tablet. This is great if you find out there is a show you want to watch, but you won’t be home in time to set it up to record on your DVR. You can learn more about this app and your DVR options on DirectTVDeal.com.
Store More Shows with an External Hard Drive
If you use your DVR frequently, there will come a point when you are limited on space. However, you don’t have to delete anything in order to record more. All you have to do is get an external hard drive and connect it to your DVR so that you have more recording space. This doesn’t typically work if you are renting your DVR, but it does if you own it. Of course, you should also try to keep your DVR free of superfluous episodes and delete things as you watch them so that you never run out of recording space.
Never Watch Commercials Again
If you hate watching commercials, you can use your DVR to skip them. All you have to do is pause your DVR at the beginning of your show for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, you can simply fast-forward through the commercials when you start watching. Advertisers don’t like this, but there’s not really anything they can do about it, so why not go ahead and enjoy TV without commercials? This is probably the biggest draw of a DVR.
Transfer Movies from Your DVR to DVDs
Most people record movies and shows on their DVR that they want to watch over and over again. However, you can save space on your DVR by transferring these shows to DVDs. It’s a little tricky, but it can be done with the right equipment. You’ll need a high-quality DVD recorder and all the right cables. You also need to make sure there are enough ports on your TV to connect multiple devices at once.
DVRs make watching TV better, especially if you know how to get the most out of it. Do you have any other secrets or tips for improving your TV-watching experience with a DVR?
Shaun Chatman is a well published author on many authority sites. He lives in Dunedin, FL, and spends his free time playing with his kids or advising friends on tech, gadgets, finance and travel.