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2015-07-15 21:04:57
2015-07-15 21:04:57

An old VCR might be better for you since it's simpler (because you already know how to use it) or cheaper (because you already own it). But in just about any other way, DVRs are better. Digital video is the future, undeniably.

Video tape degrades over time. Even when brand new, the quality isn't great. At most DVR settings the quality of the recordings will be better. (However, higher digital video and audio quality require more memory, which decreases the amount of space on your DVR hard drive.)

Plus, DVRs usually have other features that VCRs do not. For example, you can pause or fast-forward live TV. (Skip the commercials!)

Also, if you use a monthly service, your cable company, or the Internet to get a schedule, you can have your DVR search for and record your favorite television shows. You can also search by actor, time, director, etc.

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