We recently got satellite TV at our house, along with the greatest invention since the printing press, the DVR. This means that I can record things I want to watch without requiring either: a degree in engineering (like my old VCR) or even my physical presence. This also means I always have the latest in quality deer, bear, and elk hunting entertainment at my disposal, along with movies I haven't gotten around to renting, and the latest episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. That's the plus side.
In the negative column, we have ads for products to solve masculine shortcomings, and the Sham-Wow. To which, all I can say is, "I could have gone my whole life without seeing, or hearing, that."