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Digital Video Recorders by Jimmy Schaeffler

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1 An Overview of Digital Video Recorders

The DVR is rapidly evolving far beyond its original, and quite limited, role as a time-shifting device. The DVR will become a more multifaceted product, one that can conveniently access and store both broadcast and Internet Web media. Very soon, endusers will gather, sort, and access videos, photos, music, podcasts, and RSS feeds.1 And, with the intelligence available in the next generation of DVRs, connections between various content choices will be recognizable, such that meaningful recommendations as to related content and choices amongst all enduser media will become the enduser’s favorite feature—a trusted friend, of sorts. Best of all, it will all be readily accessible anywhere within the home and, ...

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