Study: DVRs actually improve relationships


DVRs aren’t just good for watching Conan O’Brien at a decent hour. Nope, it turns out that they can also improve your relationship. That’s what a new study claims, at least.

The study, carried out by NDS (a big manufacturer of DVR “technology”), shows that 79 percent of respondents said that the little device actually improved their relationship. Additionally, the DVR is now the second most “can’t live without” device out there, trailing only the cellphone.

Cellphone I can see, sure. DVR? I imagine it leads to less fighting over who sees what and when. Which, in turn, I guess would improve your relationship.

I guess I’m most surprised that, for all we’ve heard, the TV is still to central to so many people’s lives.

Fact: I’ve never had a DVR.