The website Tom's Guide has dug up an interesting patent that Microsoft had submitted about a year after the release of the Xbox 360, which shows off a piece of hardware that would have allowed gamers to record their favorite TV shows as they played games, via a DVR function.
The thought of never having to miss one of your favorite shows because you were too deeply involved in whatever game you were playing at the time is actually a really good one, as I'm sure many of us found ourselves in that situation before.
I never did find out who shot Mr. Burns. Curse you Toe Jam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron!
But anyway, even though Microsoft decided to make online streaming (Youtube, Zune, Hulu, Netflix, etc) the backbone of its multimedia focus, that doesn't mean this DVR function isn't worth integrating with the 720 (or whatever they decide to call it).
Would any of you g1s like to see DVR functionality become a factor in the next console generation?