Sherman, set the WABAC machine to 1999!

TiVo Logo TechnoBuffalo had a great post today with a look back at the very, very early days of the DVR via this video from The Today Show in 1999. This is when DVRs, then still generally called PVRs (Personal Video Recorders), were brand new. They do a quick run through TiVo, ReplayTV, and the DishNet DishPlayer – which had WebTV built-in. We’ve come a long, long way from these units to the TiVo Premiere Elite.

There’s no date given in the video or the description, but at the end they mention Gene Shallot is going to review “the new movie Guinevere”, which released on September 26, 1999. So it sounds like this is from late September, maybe early October, 1999.

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