Monday, February 23, 2009

DVR Help Online

By Charlie Reese

Up until just a few years ago, when I taped something from the television, I did it with a VCR. There were some homes that had recording DVD players, but we did not. It was not until I got digital cable service did I find that ease that comes with DVR recorders. This type of recording is not as safe as the other types, but it can be something that makes your life easier. You can now have your life and watch your shows when you have the time, not the other way around.

Most digital cable boxes that you get today come with DVR recorders included. These vary in storage space. The one that I have will record and hold up to 80 hours of television. If I am about to run out of space, I get a warning when I try to record something that there is not enough from for. That allows me to deleted something from the DVR recorders or to move what I have to another form of storage.

You can sync your DVR recorders to your VCR or your DVD player so that you can move your programs from the box to tape or DVD. You can then be sure you have it and you can then delete it from your list. You should not assume that you can wait very long to do this, as there are times when everything you have on your DVR recorders will disappear. If you have a problem and your box must be rebooted, it could erase all that you have. It does not happen every time, but take it from someone who knows, it can and will happen at least once.

There are a few things that you should know about DVR recorders before you start using them. They are easy to use, but they do have limitations. The quality of the recording is not going to be as good as if you were watching your show through the normal broadcast. If you tape a movie and put it on the DVD, it is not going to look as good. If that is not a problem for you, using DVR recorders is a great way to save some of the movies that you love when they air on the television.

Each company that gives out DVR recorders with their cable service is going to be different. Right now, there are some things that I can record and there are some things that will not. If you order something on Pay Per View, chances are good that you are not going to be able to put it on your DVR recorders to save for a later date. Things on HBO, for example, should do just fine for you. You will have to see what your particular model will do. - 16651

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