"11.4 Million PVRs Shipped Worldwide in 2004"
You may use this content, but please cite my ideas as (c) 2005, Dr. Bruce Klopfenstein. The following direct quote can not be attribued to me; it comes from In-Stat:.
"Consumers are becoming increasingly familiar with the concept of time-shifting their television programming, and both pay-TV service providers and Personal Video Recorder (PVR) product manufacturers are reaping the benefits. Demand for PVR products increased tremendously during the past year, as unit shipments rose from 4.6 million in 2003 to over 11.4 million in 2004. Leading the surge in unit shipments were products designed for satellite TV subscribers and for consumers wanting a DVD recorder with an integrated hard disk drive."
Source: In-Stat: TV Time-Shifting on the Rise: Worldwide PVR Unit Shipments More Than Double in 2004
Pub Time: 2005/05
http://www.gii.co.jp/english/cg30049-tv-time-shifting.html, accessed 16 June 2005