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Survey, Personal Stories Show How Quickly Tv Time Shifting Has Established Itself


If you've never time-shifted a prime-time television series - watched it later on a DVR, over the Internet or ordered it on demand - you're now in the minority.

A survey of viewers conducted on the eve of the new fall season quantifies what has become commonplace in millions of American homes: People are putting themselves in charge of their own TV schedule.

Sixty-two percent of viewers across the country interviewed in a poll conducted for the nation's largest cable company, Comcast Corp., said they have used time-shifting technology. Six in 10 people said they owned a digital video recorder.

From The Associated Press
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