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DVRs Improve American Life, Survey Says

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A new survey, commissioned by conditional access firm NDS Ltd. , finds that digital video recorders (DVRs) increase household harmony, improve television watching, and are among the devices that users increasingly find they "cannot live without."

The survey, which was conducted by U.K. firm Consumer Analysis Ltd. over four countries, aimed to see how consumers used their DVRs. What the survey overwhelmingly found was that once consumers have used a DVR, they don't want to go without.

According to the report (the full text of which can be found here), the DVR was noted as the "second-most indispensable item of technology, second only to the mobile phone," and that "the vast majority of people internationally with access to a DVR say that they could not live without it."

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DCITDave
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DCITDave,
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12/5/2012 | 3:33:11 PM
re: DVRs Improve American Life, Survey Says
What a load of crap.
paolo.franzoi
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paolo.franzoi,
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12/5/2012 | 3:33:11 PM
re: DVRs Improve American Life, Survey Says

Oh come on Phil!

I have decided that I will forgo food for my DVR!

You upset - you have been a bit of a contrarian on some of the boards lately. Although the "news" lately has taken a cue from politics and has had plenty of spin.

Like the Ciena thing....macroeconomic uncertainty? Really? They are going to miss by 33% when oil prices are down and housing sales (at the new lower prices) are beginning to pick up. Also factory durable goods orders were up today!

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DCITDave
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12/5/2012 | 3:33:10 PM
re: DVRs Improve American Life, Survey Says
First the DVR thing... How do we know it's the delivery mechanism and not the fact that, in general, TV is just better than it used to be?

I have SO many shows that are on at SO many different times of the day that I generally always have something to watch whenever I'm in the mood to watch TV.

Not saying I don't love my DVR, but if you took it away, I might not care as much as I would have two years ago.

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grunt,
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12/5/2012 | 3:33:06 PM
re: DVRs Improve American Life, Survey Says
This study is hilarious.

But really - what do you mean TV is better today then it used to be?

How can it be better than G«ˇGillianG«÷s IslandG«÷, G«ˇCHiPSG«÷, and G«ˇThe Brady BunchG«÷ - why would you want to watch anything else?

Forget the blow dryer and the dish washer and the shower G«Ű I want more 'BonanzaG«÷!
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grunt,
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12/5/2012 | 3:33:06 PM
re: DVRs Improve American Life, Survey Says
This study is hilarious.

But really - what do you mean TV is better today then it used to be?

How can it be better than G«ˇGillianG«÷s IslandG«÷, G«ˇCHiPSG«÷, and G«ˇThe Brady BunchG«÷ - why would you want to watch anything else?

Forget the blow dryer and the dish washer and the shower G«Ű I want more 'BonanzaG«÷!
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