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Again it really depends on how many gigabytes your drive is on your DVR that will determine how many shows the DVR can hold. Usually a 30 gig drive can hold about 30 hours of television, so depending on how big your DVR is will depend on how many shows you can record. Other things to keep in mind are if you are recording shows in HDTV, as these shows tend to take up more space.


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The most popular and reliable brand of DVR recorders would be TiVo.

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The Comcast DVR can hold about 400 hours of SD programming.

It depends on the DVR company. I believe that Knowlegy and Midcontinent can hold 80 hours and I think Dish can hold over 200 hours. I'm not sure about the other ones. You could go to there sights to find out.

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No,it only stores the shows in teh DVR memory.

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Off of your DVR, if you have one.

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