The invention of the digital video recorder has brought a revolution in the way people capture motion pictures. We no longer have to use magnetic tape to shoot a film; plus, video recording is within the reach of the amateur now more than ever. Each average household has at least one basic type of digital video recorder, not to mention the digital cameras incorporated in cell phones, smart phones and PDAs. What is so special about the digital video recorder or DVR?
Well, first of all the digital video recorder replaces the older video camera recorder or VCR by its capacity to record motion pictures directly on a high-capacity hardware drive disk. The storage capacity or size enables a certain mode of operation. Then, typically a digital video recorder can record in 1 hour, 2 hour, 4 or 6 hour mode with a higher or lower impact on the image quality. Time-shifting makes one other important DVR feature worthy mentioning.
A digital video recorder can record a TV program that you will watch later, when you choose. And this is possible thanks to the hard drive that does not require tape for recording. Thus, you can leave the room, pause a program and let the DVR to record it for you, and when you come back you can watch it from whichever moment you choose. No matter of what you are watching, the digital video recorder will continue to recorder. This is the most illustrative example of time shifting.
Make sure you follow the programming guide carefully, so that you operate the device well. Sometimes interactive menus are also possible allowing you to record a show for an entire season, or just daily or weekly. There are plenty of customization features that you can further take advantage of. And the operation of the digital video recorder is pretty basic, as almost no technical skills are needed.
The recorded programs will be available in a special section with everything that was saved. You just have to navigate through the saved programs and select something to watch. The rewinding and fast-forward features resemble those of the DVD player. More complex digital video recorder models can record one program while you are watching another, yet, most consumers still use the one tuner model that records only the channel that you are on.
The invention of the digital video recorder has brought a revolution in the way people capture motion pictures. We no longer have to use magnetic tape to shoot a film; plus, video recording is within the reach of the amateur now more than ever.