There is one product in the market that lets you deviate from the dictates of TV networks as to what to watch and when. A Personal Video Recorder or PVR can store recordings on a hard drive instead of a video tape. It however, has to have access to a seven-day Electronic Program Guide or EPG for it to be considered one. The EPG will enable you to browse the television schedules on screen while allowing the PVR to check the guide for your favorite shows. This will do away with the need to keep track of what time a certain show will be screened.
A PVR will let you do some pretty interesting things like recording two shows at once, pausing live TV and rewinding it. You can even watch the start of the show while still recording the end. An added bonus is the opportunity to skip the numerous commercials and advertisements.