PC World's Consumer Advice columnist, Amber Bouman, offers tips and advice for buying a Digital Video Recorder for recording TV shows and home movies onto DVD. Format compatibility, hard-drive options, HDMI, and built-in VCRs are just some of the features that you'll need to consider to make your buying decision. And if you need additional information, read our online buying guide.

This story, "How to Buy a Digital Video Recorder" was originally published by PCWorld.

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