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I really like my HD-DVR.   In fact, I have to keep deleting older shows to hold the ones my family and I like to watch, either time-delayed that night or on the weekend.

So, when I read the latest report from Solutions Research Group called ‘Prime Time in America’, I have to say I was a bit surprised with this one finding: 70% of 18-34 year olds have watched TV online at some time vs. 36% who say they ever watched a TiVo or DVR.

Huh?!?  I get the idea you want to watch a program when you want to.  Both DVR and web do that.  Commercials are not an issue with either format, either.  I have watched TV online as well but, if given a choice, I’ll take my 46″ HD screen over my 14-or-so-inch PC screen anyday.

The report also has good news for my network, ABC: 3 of the top 6 shows are ours. (To be fair, click the link and read the summary.)

Now the report summary does not say where the viewing happened; I get if most of the PC viewing happened outside the home.  I also wonder how many of that 70% actually have cable or satellite; maybe it’s a cost thing.

The company says more research will be posted over the next few weeks.  In the meantime, if you read this and watch online, DVR or both, tell me which one you like more and why.