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Digital Video Recorders

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Four specific trends are driving the DVR industry: consumer content choice, consumer content control, personalization of content libraries, and the ability to transfer content from device-to-device and person-to-person. "Digital Video Recorders" features a macro and micro views of the already established yet still burgeoning DVR industry. As part of the NAB Executive Technology Briefing series, this book gives you a wealth of market knowledge, business models, case studies, and industry insignts explained in a non-technical fashion.

"Digital Video Recorders" discusses the impact of the technology across many different industries and platforms, explains hardware, software and technology of set-top boxes, DVR infrastructure, on-screen guides, planning and scheduling, content security, and more. Whether you are an executive in the broadcast, telecommunications, consumer electronic, or advertising space, you will expand your knowledge on DVR impact, explore new business opportunities, and get a brief overview of the technical terms needed. You will also be able to accurately analyze and understand the trends, projections and other data, all of which will help lead to the expedited growth and development of DVR industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Author
  9. Executive Summary
  10. Introduction
  11. About this Book
  12. 1. An Overview of Digital Video Recorders
    1. 1.1 Main Types of DVRs
    2. 1.2 DVRs vs. VCRs
    3. 1.3 DVRs vs. VOD
    4. 1.4 DVRs vs. Digital Signage, DVRs and Digital Signage
    5. 1.5 History
    6. 1.6 Forms
    7. 1.7 Software
    8. 1.8 Hardware
    9. 1.9 Technology
    10. 1.10 Trends
    11. 1.11 Key Players
    12. 1.12 Challenges
    13. 1.13 Opportunities
    14. 1.14 Summary
  13. 2. What is a DVR?
    1. 2.1 What is a DVR?
    2. 2.2 Where (A DVRs Works?)
    3. 2.3 Why (A DVR Works?)
    4. 2.4 When (a DVR Works?)
    5. 2.5 Summary
  14. 3. The Business of DVRs
    1. 3.1 Legal and Regulatory Issues
    2. 3.2 Financial
    3. 3.3 Marketing
    4. 3.4 Programming Content
    5. 3.5 Other Content
    6. 3.6 New Technologies
    7. 3.7 Distribution
    8. 3.8 DVR Executives’ FAQs
    9. 3.9 Summary
  15. 4. DVR Uses and Applications
    1. 4.1 Consumer Uses and Applications
    2. 4.2 Security Uses and Applications
    3. 4.3 Control
    4. 4.4 Summary
  16. 5. Business Models
    1. 5.1 Standalones
    2. 5.2 Multichannel Pay TV Operators
    3. 5.3 Software Only
    4. 5.4 Others
    5. 5.5 Network (Or Remote) DVRs
    6. 5.6 Advertisers and Agencies
    7. 5.7 Networks and Broadcast Stations
    8. 5.8 Summary
  17. 6. Customers: How to Choose a DVR?
    1. 6.1 DVR User Demographics
    2. 6.2 Rent or Buy?
    3. 6.3 Types of DVRs
    4. 6.4 Summary
  18. 7. International DVR Growth
    1. 7.1 Canada
    2. 7.2 Asia
    3. 7.3 Australia
    4. 7.4 South Korea
    5. 7.5 Taiwan
    6. 7.6 China
    7. 7.7 Japan
    8. 7.8 India
    9. 7.9 Europe
    10. 7.10 England
    11. 7.11 France
    12. 7.12 Germany
    13. 7.13 South America
    14. 7.14 Brazil
    15. 7.15 Mexico
    16. 7.16 Summary
  19. 8. The Future of DVRs
    1. 8.1 Questions of Form
    2. 8.2 Various Entities and the Impact of DVRs
    3. 8.3 The DVR of the Future
    4. 8.4 Summary
  20. Appendix A. Glossary
  21. Appendix B. Companies Driving Global DVR
  22. Appendix C. Nielsen’s Audience Insight: U.S. DVR Penetration and Usage
  23. Index