Sales of digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD recorders have increased significantly compared to the first nine months of 2003, according to a new report by the Consumer Electronics Assn.

Sales of digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD recorders have increased significantly compared to the first nine months of 2003, according to a new report by the Consumer Electronics Assn.

DVR unit sales increased 304% in the first nine months of this year compared to the same time period last year, with total units passing 1 million. Consumers spent more than $345 million on the devices through September, an increase of 233%.

DVD recorder sales have reached 463,000 units, a 44% increase over the first nine months of 2003.

The CEA also reports that sales of recordable DVD software have reached 324 million units, representing 569% year-over-year growth. Sales of VHS tapes decreased 20% to 161 million units.