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Personal video recorders (PVRs) haven't exactly set the world on fire commercially. Despite anemic sales, analysts insist that PVR technology will prevail and change the way we watch TV. Unlike a video cassette recorder (VCR), which relies on tape, PVRs record TV programs to a hard drive. That lets users more easily record and play back the shows they've captured. Moreover, it allows for time shifting-stopping a live TV show with the push of a button, then picking up where you left off at a later time because what you missed has been recorded...