We've been having problems on and off with our DVR. Some shows play back just fine and others freeze up repeatedly and make it impossible to finish watching recorded shows. It seemed as though it was only a couple of the channels we record that were giving us difficulties and I was sure it was a conspiracy. Just like the shows that run 2 minutes into the next hour which prevent the next hour's show from being recorded (unless it's on the same channel) due to only being able to record or watch 2 shows at a time. Anyway, it's made us take a look into My TV options.
Hubster's company has a contract with DirectTV (they are actually a client) and he thinks we could actually receive direct tv for free. I'm all about free stuff, but am leary to change our viewing methods as it takes me forever to figure out all the funtions of the different remotes. I'm comfortable with my current remote and am afraid of changing. My brother has directtv and I have a heck of a time trying to find shows with their remote.
The cable company says it is in fact a fried DVR and we need to take the box to one of their stores and swap it out. We've lost all our recorded shows which for me isn't that big of a deal, since I got caught up over Winter break when no new shows were on. The kids are going to be upset when they realize all their shows are gone...forever. No more Merry Christmas Drake and Josh, and no more iCarly goes to Japan. Man I'll miss those...NOT!