Monday, September 22, 2014


I chose to write about the life-changing DVR (digital video recorder)!!!  The term "digital video recorder" was first used in 1986 to describe your everyday VCR that was actually not digital. It did use some digital technology to improve the video image, however, the recordings were analog. And this device could be yours for $730!!! Clearly, this is very different from the TiVo brand
DVR we use today that costs $12.99-$14.99 a month. It is quite interesting how the word "digital video recorder" meant so different 30 years ago. It started out as a word to make the VCR sound cool, and ended up being a word that describes a piece of machinery that allows us to not only record our favorite shows, but to also skip through commercials cause ain't nobody got time for that!

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting how the meaning of digital video recorder change over time, going from a very basic product to a more advanced one. It also shows that what people thought was advanced technology 20 years ago is not even close to what we technologically have now. I think the price of the DVR was ridiculous intitially and that obviously wouldn't have been bought by people today. By the way nice picture at the end.