That was another item that I got Directv to throw in when I was juking them last August - the whole house DVR capabilities. I'm really not that much of a TV watcher. I sleep in front of it more then I watch it any more. And I don't really watch series TV either, other then The Walking Dead (which premieres this Sunday); but I like that DVR option of seeing a movie or show coming on, and if you don't want to watch it right then, you can record/watch it at your convenience.
You can then also FF through all the commercials.