How, were and when to record your favourite TV shows!
Gone are the days of getting up in the morning and turning on your VCR, CRT, G-code machine and picking up the green guide to record your favourite TV shows! If you know what any of that means then your probably a huge TV buff from way back.
In plain English, a some what complicated way of simply recording a TV show!!!
In this day and age we are faced with too many TV shows to watch and record. How do we make the right choices of what to record and what do we record them on to? Well its quiet simple... Its called a PVR which stands for "Personal Video Recorder"
A PVR is an electronic device that connects to your TV set and replaces the need for a VCR, DVD recorder and even a TV tuner card in your computer, it also gets rid of all those nasty tapes and CD's lying around the house getting scratches and collecting dust as it records every thing to a built in storage medium also know as a hard drive (HDD).
The beauty of the PVR is the almost endless amount of recording time. So far i've recorder 100 hours of TV shows in the last 2 weeks and still going!
No more long play, short play or extend play tapes to deal with thank god...
How much do i spend?
PVR's range from $299 all the way up to $799+, Keeping in mind that they all have the same basic features such as record, pause and rewind.
So why should i spend more than $299 i hear you ask?
Like any thing you purchase these days, the more you spend the more you get!
Larger hard drives (longer recording time), the ability to record multiple shows and internet connectivity through your tv are things to keep in the back of your head, if these don't appeal to you then a basic PVR will certainly do the job.
Subscription based PVR services:
There are a number of companies out there offering PVR's on 12 & 24 month contracts such as Foxtel (iQ), Optus (MyTv), iiNet (iiTV) and so on, The plus side to this style of PVR is that they also have the ability to pick up TV shows that are not normally available on free to air stations (Movie rental, over seas TV shows and sports channels)
Top 10 PVR brands:
Once you've set a budget in mind and picked up your new PVR system its a case of plugging in the power, antenna and video cables to your TV and you'll be recording in no time!