What is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and what does it do?

A DVR (digital video recorder) is a Set-Top Box that records and stores television shows for viewing at a later time. A DVR can be used on only one outlet or you can have one for every outlet in your home.


  • Work with your current equipment, including VCRs, DVD players and surround sound systems.
  • Put your TV on your schedule. Record shows to watch whenever it's convenient for you.
  • Let you create your own instant replays when you pause and rewind live TV.
  • Allow for the recording of up to two shows simultaneously.