Digital Video Relies On Hard Drives

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Digital Video Relies On Hard Drives

Advances in digital memory technology have created a new industry: Digital video. Digital video is like a VCR. But instead of tape it uses hard drive space to record digital programming off your TV. The best-known brand name is TIVO. But you can use your computer's giant hard drive to do the same thing. All you need is media center software and a video card that allows a direct connection from your computer to the TV. Then you can do timed recording, stop-action recording and store programming on your hard drive. Run out of space on your hard drive? Add an external drive or transfer the programming to recordable DVD. Digital space is now cheap and you can take full advantage of it.

   

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