Just a quick note: Western Digital in Lake Forest added a 1-terabyte drive to its line of “My DVR Expander” products. It’s an external hard drive that plugs in to a TiVo or other compatible digital video recorder and immediately adds room for up to 140 more hours of high-definition TV shows and movies. That also translates to about 600 more hours of standard definition. Nice!
The latest model works with TiVo Series 3 and TiVo HD DVRs, using an eSATA connection. Price: $199.99 and available at shopwd.com.
Unfortunately, My Expander doesn’t work with every brand of DVR, especially if the DVR is from the cable company. But according to Western Digital, it’s “been tested for compatibility with Scientific Atlanta 8300 Series, and has been TiVo verified compatible with TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD DVRs.”
An older 500-gigabyte model with USB connections is also available. That one appears to work with DISH Network’s ViP Series HD DVRs, according to the company.
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