A DVR is like an old school VCR, but on steroids. The computer technology used by a DVR enables you to record your favorite shows to a hard drive, even recording several shows at the same time. As cool as this is, the hard drive on a DVR is limited, and you may be surprised at how quickly it fills. To maximize your space, consider the following options:
If you still find yourself struggling with space on your DVR, see if you can add an external hard drive to your device. This may not be an option if you rent your DVR from your satellite or cable company, but if you own your DVR, it shouldn't be a problem -- simply purchase an external hard drive that's compatible with your DVR model and plug it into your device. A one terabyte external hard drive can add 140 hours of HD quality programming space or more than 1,000 hours of standard definition space to your DVR.
If you're only using your DVR to record shows, you're missing out on some of the coolest features of the device. Whenever you're watching TV live, your DVR automatically records and saves the information from the channel you're watching. This enables you to pause and rewind live TV. If you hate watching commercials, you can pause your TV on the channel you want to watch for five to 10 minutes at the start of the show. When you start watching, the lag time between the live TV and your recording will enable you to fast forward through all the commercials, cutting down on your total watch time.
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