Thursday, August 19th, Netcast 1159 –
I love old movies! Every week I check the Turner Classic Movies Guide & record a half-dozen or so. Then I record ABC 90-minute World News Now daily. You can see how easy it is to fill up the memory on my DVR. That’s why I really use Western Digital’s My Book DVR Expander. It lets you stores lots of favorite movies and TV shows without having to erase favorites in order to record more. And now there’s a new version: The 1 TB My Book AV DVR expander allows customers to expand their DVR recording capacity even more! TiVo Verified, the new My Book AV DVR Expander can store up to 120 hours of high-definition (HD) television programming. It’s also been tested and is compatible with Dish Network and DirecTV DVRs1. I use mine with a Scientific Atlantic 8300 HD DVR and WD will be adding more DVR boxes as time goes on. Just connect one cable and you'll see a message on the screen asking if you want to use the additional storage found. Click “yes” and your new storage area becomes available. When I connected mine, my DVR storage was 98% full. Once the DVR Expander was connected, it went to down to 48% full. The new drives feature WD GreenPower Technology so they produce very little heat, great for cramped, gadget-crammed entertainment centers. But wait, there’s more! A camcorder storage companion allows users to transfer videos from compatible cameras to a My Book AV DVR Expander without a computer. USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces. $149.99 MSRP, but as low as $119.00 if you do a web search. That’s a low price for 1TB of storage! And yes, you can just use it as an additional hard drive for your computer.
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