It took days for my husband to convince me to get the DVR with our dish network package. Now that we have it, I can't imagine how we lived without it. As soon as we got it, I set up all my shows to record. Now I don't have to worry about making sure there's a blank tape in the VCR, fiddling with the timer, or making sure I'm home in case I forget to set the timer. When I sit down to watch something, all of my recorded shows are just sitting there waiting for me.
I also can't believe I lived without the ability to pause live television, or rewind in case I missed something. I must have missed a lot of dialogue in the past becuase lately, I rewind everything to hear what they said. If the phone rings, I just pause what i'm watching, answer it, and then come right back where I left off.
If you have the chance to try DVR I would definitely do it. Then again, maybe you shouldn't. You'll never be able to give it up.