TiVo Mega DVR Might Be Wave of the Future

Oct 2, 2014 cable tv, comcast, dvr, 0 Comments
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Do you love TV shows and movies, but you find that your regular DVR keeps bumping out the stuff you really want to watch before you get a chance to watch it?

Also, do you happen to have $5,000?

If you said, “Yes!” to both of those questions, then the new TiVo Mega 24TB DVR is just the right piece of equipment for you and your television viewing pleasure.

How Big is a 24TB DVR?

Big. Real big. We’re talking not needing to miss any of your shows — for a couple years.

Consider that the Comcast HD DVR has 500 GB of storage, which is actually pretty big. The 500 GB DVR has enough space to allow you to record 60 hours of high-definition programming, or 300 hours of standard definition programming.

One terabyte (TB) is equal to 1,000 gigabytes (GB), which is space for two Comcast HD DVRs.

The Tivo Mega DVR has 24 TB, which means it’s the same size as 48 Comcast HD DVRs!

That means it has the space to record about 4,000 hours of high-definition programming — or 26,000 hours of standard definition programming!

The Simpsons -- TiVo Mega DVRIf you own a $5,000 TiVo Mega DVR, you’re likely not recording things in standard definition, but just for fun, let’s see what that 26,000 hours means.

If you were to record all four major networks at once during prime time hours (from 8-11pm), every day of the week, it would take you close to six years to fill your DVR. SIX YEARS!

From a high-definition perspective, the TiVo Mega DVR would still allow you to record four networks at a time, during prime time hours, for 333 straight days.

Finally, you’ll be able to get caught up on every Law & Order, CSI and NCIS type of show out there!

The new TiVo Mega DVR would allow you to record 35 marathons of every episode of “The Simpsons” in HD. You could record “The Tonight Show,” every night, from now until the year 2029 without having to make room.

What Does the TiVo Mega DVR Say About Our Future?

I’ve done some articles in the past, looking into the future for TV and for TV remote controls. This DVR certainly falls in line with what I discussed about the future of TV, although, my future reaches just a bit beyond this.

Soon, these massive DVRs will be reasonably priced (just like how computers quickly became ultra affordable, even as they got faster and offered more hard drive space and memory.

These DVRs will eventually be our home hard drives, storing every movie we own, every home movie, all of our music, photos, files, and everything else we can convert digitally.

But at some point, even these will become obsolete, as everything will just be stored on the cloud, and High Speed Internet services will allow us to pull whatever we want, whenever we want.

But for now, we continue to get by with what we have, and we thank TiVo for introducing the Digital Video Recorders to us back in the early 2000s. No doubt, it has absolutely changed how we all consume television. We no longer have appointment TV, where we have to race home to watch “Modern Family” at 9pm on a Wednesday night. We know it will be there no matter what, whenever we’re ready to watch it on Thursday or even the weekend.

Unless “The Simpsons” marathon bumps it off your DVR.


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David Gonos has been writing online for over a decade, and he has been published on websites like CBSSports.com, FOXSports.com, MLB.com, NFL.com and SI.com. He discusses fantasy sports, television, beer, traveling, music, movies and food on his own website, when he's not at his day job, working as the content manager for DigitalLanding.com.

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