Answers to Basic Questions About DVD Recorders

Answers To Basic Questions About DVD Recorders and DVD Recording - Introduction

Magnavox MDR-865H DVD/HDD Recorder (top) - Funai DV220FX4 DVD/VCR Recorder (bottom)
Magnavox MDR-865H DVD/HDD Recorder (top) - Funai DV220FX4 DVD/VCR Recorder (bottom). Images courtesy of

The era of the VCR has drawn to a close (although many will still be in use for awhile longer) and the era of the DVD, although still with us, is slowing giving way to Blu-ray, Video-on-Demand, and Internet Streaming. These changes in how we access video content has also affected the use and availability of DVD recorders, but my email box is still filled with many questions on what DVD recorders are, how they work, and what they can be used for.

In order to address the most common questions regarding DVD recorders, here are some general FAQs that should make your DVD recorder buying decision easier, taking into consideration the limited selection available.

I hope that these FAQs help to sort out the issues revolving around DVD recorders. Keep in mind, as with all consumer electronics technology, that things are constantly changing. In other words, these FAQs are dynamic and will be updated when needed. If you have any input into these FAQs, feel free to send me a comment or post it on my Forum. Also, stay tuned for updates on DVD recorders and related products throughout the year.

For an alternate listing of the above FAQs, check out my

Also, for answers to questions regarding topics related to DVD players, be sure to also check out my DVD Basics FAQ