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Digital Video Recorders (DVR)

Cable/Satellite STBs With Built-in DVR

Recently, cable and satellite companies started offering Set Top Boxes (STBs) with built-in DVR capabilities. This simplified things by integrating two boxes into one. Programming shows is now easier with a single TV listing guide. Also, changing channels was made easier by not requiring an IR or serial port connection. Below is an example of a cable STB with DVR capabilities, and a satellite STB with DVR capabilities.

Scientific Atlanta 8300HD (cable STB)

Scientific Atlanta 8300HD

Dish Player – DVR 942 (satellite STB)

 Dish Player  DVR 942

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