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The DVR Age Reaches a Milestone Multichannel News

A new milestone has been reached in the age of the digital video recorder. Multichannel News reports that more than half of all pay-television households now include a DVR.

The number of pay-TV homes with DVRs jumped to 52% from 44% a year ago, and has roughly doubled from five years ago, the story notes, citing Leichtman Research Group.

The survey found that 71% of telco TV subscribers have DVRs, the highest percentage of the pay-TV services. About two-thirds (62%) of satellite subscribers have DVRs, while only 42% of cable customers have the devices, according to the story.