Gartner Research

Digital Video Recorders: Watch What You Want, When You Want

Published: 27 March 2000

ID: G0087100

Analyst(s): Jay Srivatsa


The digital video recorder enables consumers to record the TV programs of their interest in a simple and efficient manner and to turn the popular joke of "problems consumers have faced with programming their VCR" into one relating to a bad product. The DVR equipped with a hard drive instead of a tape for recording and replaying programs breaks new ground on the old tape-based recording media. By enabling consumers to personalize the programs they watch, the DVR finally sets the trend for WWYWWYW.

Table Of Contents
  • Hard Drives: The Recording Media for the 21st Century
  • The DVR: A Look Inside
  • DVR Forecast
  • Dataquest Perspective

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