DVD recorders play DVD movies and record on blank DVD discs. While it's not possible to record copy-protected material, you can record TV shows, home movies, and other unprotected material. Some DVRs have built-in DVD recorders for easy, convenient archiving. See our DVD Recorder shopping guide for more info.
A DVD recorder (or, colloquially, a DVD burner) is an optical disc recorder that records video onto blank writable DVD media. Such devices are available as either installable drives for computers or as standalone components for use in studios or home theater systems.