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What does DVR Ready and PVR Ready Mean?

This article explains exactly what DVR Ready and PVR Ready means on your new High Definition TV or Set Top Box.

Would you like to record your favourite TV shows?
Record Live TV? 
Perhaps you want to go one step further with the ability to pause and rewind live TV?

Ah, the convenience of being able to watch your shows at your own leisure, and fast forward those annoying ads!

Well, that is exactly what a TV that is DVR / PVR Ready will allow you to do!  These days they call it Direct USB Record.

So all you need with your DVR/PVR Ready TV is a PVR Machine.

Just hook up your PVR Machine to your TV and bang you now can Pause and rewind live TV, and in some cases you can even record 2 shows on different channels at the same time.  This is an awesome feature to have when you have a pesky visitor interrupt you during your favourite show!

To put it simply DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder, and PVR stands for Personal Video Recorder.

You could rent a PVR which has an inbuilt dual High Definition Digital tuner, that is, 2 TV tuners. Which means that you can record 2 programs at the one time, whilst watching another program. You can also pause and rewind live TV. Its great, almost like the Foxtel box for free to air TV!

This is the best way to take advantage of all those new free to air, freeview TV channels!

Now we must mention, you can use a portable USB hard disk drive to record your shows, which can be a much cheaper option, but before you go out purchasing a hard drive, be sure to check the user manual for your TV to ensure you get the right one! For instance, LG Smart TVs or Interactive TVs require the portable hard drive to have its own power supply and be at least 40GB.  This is why we recommend using a PVR Machine, as you will know it will work.  You will be able to pause/rewind Live TV, record 2 shows at the same time, use the planner to set up your PVR machine to record your shows on a regular basis – even when your not home.

You will never have to watch ads again, and will always have something to watch with a PVR Machine. So why not rent one with your TV today!


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