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Definition

An acronym for Digital Video Recorder, a device that records digital video to a storage device, such as a hard drive, memory card or other data storage device.

Things you need to know

They are often used in homes to record television for the user to watch at a later time. They can also be used to record the feed from digital cameras.

Cost Considerations

Storage capacity is an important feature for DVRs. Generally, the greater the storage capacity, the more hours of video that can be recorded, the more expensive the unit. It is also important to consider that for an HDTV, a higher quality of video is necessary. This means that more of the space on the hard drive will be used per hour of video recorded.

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