Updated: 05/02/2021 by Computer Hope

Alternatively called a digital VCR and PVR (personal video recorder), DVR is short for digital video recorder. A DVR is a home electronic device similar to the VCR (video cassette recorder) that enables users to record their favorite shows to a computer hard drive. What makes DVRs increasingly popular is their ease of use and the ability for a user to record their favorite shows and watch them anytime.

TiVo DVR box with remote

Pictured is an example of TiVo, the first successful DVR and still a popular DVR solution.

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