Unless you are constantly in touch with media and keep reading about new gadgets in the market and also keep using them, it is impossible to know what is going on. And one day when someone talks about the different between set top box DVR and PC DVR when you walk into the store, then you are perplexed.
Television is one the most popular entertainment media till date. But often you miss out on some of your favourite programs or featured movies and feel disappointed. That is when technology comes into use. You must have heard people speaking about how you can record your favourite tracks or programs on a appliance called DVD video recorder but never got into the details of it. So when you finally go to the shop asking for a DVR, the questions being pointed at you confuse you thoroughly.
When you would want to buy a DVR, the first thing you need to decide is what type of video you primarily want to record? Is it that you want to record the programs coming out of satellite television or set top box or is it that you want something compatible with your personal computer and record what is being played on your PC. If you want to go for something that can be compatible with your camera or camcorder as well, then you should go for the set top package itself.
Several manufacturers offer a variety of DVD video recorder product types in the market. Some of the known ones are TiVo, Motorola, RCA and Scientific Atlanta. Since technology does not wait for anyone, there have been modifications in DVRs as well. Nowadays there are many companies, such as Replay TV that are targeting PC users, offering software packages that turn your computer into a DVR. Well known companies like Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba even manufacture DVD recorders that are inbuilt with a hard drive which makes them as good as a DRV. If it could get any better than this then there are cable companies like Cox, Time Warner etc who even offer in built DVD video recorders within the cable television packages.
DVD video recorders are like memory extensions that you can plug in to either your PC or your set top box and it records images or videos that you want. These actually have a lot of memory and can store extensive amount of videos. At the same time you might be having a habit of recording many programs on a given day. So if at any point of time you feel your DVD recorder box is full then there are easy options of copying these videos into DVDs without erasing them. This way these are easily reproducible and save you the pain of loosing precious memories. So order your DVR now to store all those important videos that you always wanted to.