Nora – you will love DVR. A dear "Day’s" friend of mine (thank you Linda) convinced me to get one four years ago! So worth it! You never miss a show even if two shows are playing simutaniously (sp) or you can pause live t.v. (great for dinner time and when the dog insists on going out)! And it sure beats having to rewind the video tape a few times to hear what Vivian or Victor or Maggie said at a crucial moment in the show.