If you’re the kind of person who’s reading a blog like this one, chances are pretty decent you’ve gotten yourself a handy DVR. You know, like a TiVo or the new digital boxes Comcast hands out. And you’re not alone: according to the Carmel group, in just 3 years 50% of those with cable TV will also have a DVR, and that number is expected to rise in the future.
Of course, we see TVs with built-in DVRs on the horizon as well, along with cheaper Media Center-type PCs, meaning that the 50% number might actually be a lowball. If you hold stock in Dale’s Magnetic Tape, Inc., I’d sell today.
Report: DVR adoption to surge past 50 percent by 2010 [Ars Technica]