Updated: 05/02/2021 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as 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 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 one of the most popular DVR solutions.

Computer acronyms, Hardware terms, HTPC, TiVo, Tuner card, VCR, Viiv, VoD