DVRs (Digital Video Recorders)

DVRs, short for “digital video recorders,” are devices or software designed to record video content from television providers. DVRs first emerged in the late 1990s as stand-alone hardware in the form of set-top boxes that recorded content onto dedicated hard disks, but the moniker has since been applied to a wide range of both dedicated and multitasking hardware platforms, as well as some software solutions. DVR technology has played a significant role in the changing face of television distribution in recent years. At present, it is estimated that almost half of all American households have at least one DVR.


DVRs were developed in the late 1990s and introduced to the public at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1999, where a DVR produced by ReplayTV ...

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