The DVR was first introduced in 1999, and since then, the latest DVR technology now available has made it even easier for us to save our favorite shows or movies for later viewing.
But with the variety of DVR options available now, where do you even start your research for the best device to fit your needs? Or better yet, which DVR is best suited for your personality?
Using a very nonscientific method, we came up with some options to help in your search of the latest DVR technology which matches up best with your personality.
Which DVR Matches Your Style?
DVR model: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 (1512)
On your DVR: Xena, Warrior Princess, The Guild, The IT Crowd
Profile: You’re a seasoned gamer, maybe even nationally ranked (but it’s no big deal). You want a device that is able to record and capture your gameplay so you can show off your amazing skills to your friends (and online enemies). But you still find the time to watch an episode of Xena now and then, in between the times you aren’t fixing your parents’ computer or working on your uncle Mort’s website.
DVR model: TiVO Roamio Pro
On your DVR: Mad Men, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Top Gear, Star Trek (the original and Next Generation)
Profile: Your tastes, like your gadgets, are refined and of high quality. You’re a bit of a secret geek (you don’t publicize your Star Trek fan fiction), and your gadgets are impeccably clean and shiny. You get a thrill out of multitasking and can Gchat, text, email, and Instagram with the best of them, all at once, while sitting at your favorite cafe, enjoying a warm cup of tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
DVR model: DirectTV HD DVR
On your DVR: American Idol, NCIS, Dancing with the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Judge Judy
Profile: You are loyal to your friends, family, and your favorite TV shows. In your spare time, you enjoy whipping up a quick recipe you found on Pinterest or making table centerpieces out of Mason jars.
DVR model: Really Simple Software’s Simple TV
On your DVR: Independent films, music concerts of bands no one else has ever heard of, Portlandia
Profile: You like the simple things in life, such as artisanal vegan gluten-free gingerbread cookies, homemade kombucha, and hand-knitted scarves. You probably are in a band or have at least considered starting one. You probably also own a banjo.
DVR model: Silicon Dust HD HomeRun Deal
On your DVR: Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Pawn Stars, This Old House
Profile: You are a no-nonsense type of person who knows what you want and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty to get the job done. You wear a lot of flannel, drink your coffee plain and black, and have a den completely upholstered in leather.