(NewsUSA) - Thanks to the growing prevalence of digital video recorders, an increasing number of viewers are now breaking free from their couches at prime time and enjoying their shows on their own schedule.
According to Forrester Research, an independent technology research company, more than 13 million households now have DVRs, and more than 50 percent of homes are predicted to own the technology within the next four years.
With the ability to record, pause, rewind and fast forward through commercials, DVRs are empowering people to take control of their television viewing experiences. DVR technologies also allow viewers to record multiple shows at once. DISH Network, for instance, offers multi-room DVRs that can record programming on two TVs with only one satellite receiver.
In addition, most DVRs now come with ample storage space, a feature that comes in handy during a season packed with new shows and new episodes of old favorites. DISH Network's top-of-the-line model has the ability to record up to 200 hours of standard-definition programming, up to 30 hours of high-definition programming or any combination of the two.
Oftentimes, DVRs also feature an electronic program guide with extensive search capabilities, so it's easy to navigate all of the programming at your fingertips. Entertainment has never been more accessible, whether it's indoors, outdoors or a little bit of both.