4 DVR Uses and Applications

As far as DVRs, Buy a TIVO, or rent a DVR from your cable or satellite people, or build your own if your a geek (sic), but get one. It will change the way you watch TV forever. You’ll never miss anything, never race to get home, pass an invitation, and never ever almost pee yourself waiting to for a commercial (sic).

—Unidentified commenter on Captimes.com, October 2008

Typically, there are two main uses for a DVR. One—that of content storage devices inside consumers’ homes, permitting the greatly enhanced enjoyment of audio and video programs—is well known to most people these days. In this chapter, this first use will be highlighted and discussed under the heading, “Consumer Uses and Applications.” The second use, ...

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