Digital TV FAQ
What is the difference between a VCR and a Digital Video Recorder (DVR)?
The biggest difference between a VCR and a Digital Video recorder (DVR) is that a DVR offers 100% digital content and therefore much higher quality. A DVR also gives you great flexibility, simple operation and makes sure you do not miss a moment of your favourite program.
Because the DVR is constantly recording, you can PAUSE or REWIND during live TV and REPLAY favourite moments.
It also allows you to schedule the recording of programmes up to three weeks ahead of time. It is as simple as locating the programme of your choice, and pressing RECORD.
Note: It is important to be aware of the recording capacity of your DVR so that you do not accidentally run out of space.
Approximate recording capacity:
•Analog TV shows (not digital) – Typically, analog cable channels 2 through 47. This may vary depending on your cable system. Recording capacity is up to 50 hours.
•Digital TV shows– Typically, digital cable channels are channels 100 and above, but this varies depending on your cable system. Recording capacity is between 100 and 350 hours.
•High-definition TV shows (HDTV) – Shows that are broadcast in HD may be recorded in the same format, provided your HD-DVR is connected to a high-definition television. Recording capacity is between 20 and 100 hours (depending upon the type of show and the resolution).