Digital video recorder


Foxtel iQ, a combined digital video recorder and satellite receiver.
V+, a combined digital video recorder and cable TV receiver.

A digital video recorder (DVR) is an electronic device that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device. The term includes set-top boxes with direct to disk recording, portable media players and TV gateways with recording capability, and digital camcorders.[1] Personal computers are often connected to video capture devices and used as DVRs; in such cases the application software used to record video is an integral part of the DVR. Many DVRs are classified as consumer electronic devices; such devices may alternatively be referred to as personal video recorders (PVRs), particularly in Canada. Similar small devices with built-in (~5 inch diagonal) displays and SSD support may be used for professional film or video production, as these recorders often do not have the limitations that built-in recorders in cameras have, offering wider codec support, the removal of recording time limitations and higher bitrates.

  1. ^ "USER-Digital Video Recorder Or Personal Video Recorder". ShenZhen USER Special Display Technologies, Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2017-04-10.

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