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Created about ten years ago, the digital video recording technology, has grown increasingly popular today. Devices like TiVo and ReplayTV are some of the forerunners to many of them that are prevalent today. Functioning sort of like a USB memory device, these devices are installed in the satellite boxes and are able to record all of your television programs and commercials and movies with just a few clicks.
As you are able to record all of your favorite television shows, this will alter the way that you watch television. DVR is helpful because it comes with a set of timers that allows you to choose what shows you want recorded at what times. For example, if you need to watch American Idol every week, set the timer on the DVR settings to record it every single week. You will have the option to record it once a week, every time it plays, or just one time ever and the timer will set itself permanently on your settings.
Then, you will never have to manually go in and record American Idol because it will already be saved on your settings. Conflicts can occur if you also need to watch a show on another channel playing at the same time. You will not be able to resolve the conflict and will have to prioritize on your menu. When you make a list of priorities, anytime there is a conflict or if two of your shows happen to play at once, the DVR will consult that menu and skip the event that is lower on the list.
Your events can be stopped, as well, if you watch live television programming while something is recording. This means that you can only watch other recorded events while recording something as it does not have that simultaneous function. It will ask you with a notification before it stops the recording and you will be prompted to either cancel it or skip it.
DVR also allows you to do searches for your favorite shows and movies. On the menu, you can type in something you are searching for and it will allow you to find it and set it on record. This can be great if you are busy and have a tight schedule. This way, you will be able to watch all of your favorite shows and movies and not have to worry about missing them, and as an added bonus, you will also be able to skip through all of the commercials, as well.
DVR organizes your shows on a menu and you can place them into folders that you can delete or lock with password protection, as well. DVR shows will save on your list unless the list fills up with new recordings and then they will automatically delete themselves off your list. There are storage limits so be aware of how many events your DVR can store and then make sure that you delete accordingly, otherwise you might find some of your recorded items gone before you have a chance to watch them. If you lock them, they will not be deleted and will probably stay there forever unless you unlock them with a password.
This can be a great way to catch up on television shows and news broadcasts and entertainment around the world no matter what your schedule.