To me it's more "messy" to constantly stay on top of deleting enough content so I have enough space for new recordings, as with a typical DVR. Since you don't archive shows, I would think that would make YouTube TV even a better solution for you, as I know some people have issues with even the 9-month expiration date.My usual use of DVR is just to time-shift shows a bit. I don’t archive them, watch and delete. But you can’t do that with YTTV, nor can you have it just record a series on one ‘channel’. And that makes for a mess. I can deal with it, I just don’t like it.