Let's break it down for you:
DVD Recorders Defined
DVD recorders are quite similar to their VHS predecessors. You can program the DVD recorder to record a film or television show at a specific time. You can also hook up your own video camcorder and transfer your home videos to the DVD recorder and many DVD recorders allow you to watch one program while recording another. All of the information is transferred directly to a hard disc media like a DVD-R. No information is stored on a hard drive for later viewing.
You really do not have to join up for a subscription of any type to use a DVD recorder.
Tivo is a subscription and DVR based service that offers you the cap ability to program and record your favourite television programs and movies. You can schedule it to record a complete series every time it is broadcast, automatically record movies with your favorite actors or directors, and you may start watching a program even if TiVo is still in the middle of recording it.
The Difference Between TiVo and DVD Recorders
Some DVD recorders are also DVRs. Which means they have a small internal hard drive that can store recorded programs like movies, then at an ensuing date you may select to record those movies to a DVD-R or RW. Now, you have a hard copy of your film or television series. These mix DVD recorders and DVRs still function like a DVD recorder. You need to program it to record specific programs at a specific time. They are not intuitive like TiVo.
Additionally, TiVo DVR boxes may include a DVD recorder. Thirdparty firms like Toshiba and Pioneer production TiVo powered DVD recorder machines. Which means these DVD recorders support the TiVo subscription and certainly will work the same as a TiVo box, with all the added DVD recording functionality.
The TiVo business does not sell these products. All boxes bought directly through TiVo are only DVRs and you can't transfer your recorded programs to a hard disc DVD