There are two things I do like about the new satellite box and the new remote. One is that there is way more storage capacity than I had on my old TiVo box. I maxed out at about 35 hours on TiVo before it would start deleting unwatched programs willy-nilly. That might sound like a lot, but it doesnít sound like much compared to the 100 hours I now have. I can go crazy recording everything in sight, and then decide later which shows to watch.
The other thing I like is that I have a new toy to play with. The DVR remote has many, many buttons, and I like pushing buttons to see what they do. Some are not labeled; theyíre just different colors, and they do different things depending on whatís on the TV screen at the moment. This makes every click an adventure.
Seriously, though, I really do like learning how new systems work. Itís a little like learning new software. In fact, itís a lot like learning new software, but instead of elegant spreadsheets, Iím producing a vast array of television programming, right there at my fingertips. (And yes, I am a little obsessed.)