Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My DVR Expander
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Solid DVR expander
SoCal Thom, Amazon
16 November 2009
Summary: As a Southern California of Cox Cable's HD service, I have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8240HD DVR. And I like to record stuff. The problem with that is, of course, that the only way to save the stuff I record is to output it to a VCR.
An easy expansion to my DVR (unless you have Time Warner Cable)
J. Anderson, Amazon
23 September 2009
Summary: UPDATE 5/19/2010 - I have Time Warner Cable. They just changed their software (Navigator), and prior to the software change, I was perfectly happy (See "Previous review" which follows). This external disk does NOT work with Time Warner Cable anymore.
Summary: I connected my DVR Expander to a SA8300HD (Scientific Atlanta HD-DVR from Time Warner) and had the same positive experience (so far) as ByTheShore did. Turn off and unplug DVR, connect and power up My DVR Expander, power up and turn on DVR, and a couple dialogs later I was up and running.
Summary: To anyone out there with a TiVo HD, TiVo Series 3, or TiVo HD XL DVR and you want to add extra recording hours/capacity to your DVR, then I HIGHLY recommend that you purchase this Western Digital My DVR Expander.
Summary: I purchased this product last August and it installed on my Tivo HD without any problems. Immediately my storage was extended for HD recordings. My Tivo's Hard Drive had to be replaced and I purchased a replacement from Weakee's and installed it today.
Summary: Excellent product...easy to use, and easy to setup. I did not want to mess with upgrading my internal drive, so this was the best option for me. Also, with the recent price drop of these drives, this decision was a no-brainer.
Summary: This is a great product. You can add a huge amount of space for recording on your DVR, especially if you record in HD. I use this with a TiVo HD XL. The setup was flawless. Remember, you can't use this interchangebly between a DVR and Computer without reformatting. And the ESATA cable is included.
Summary: Whole thing took 5 min., including unpacking from the shipping carton. Plug in AC, plugin data cable (included), plug into DVR, press A key to format, done. Went from 96% full to 22%, in a flash. Time warner cable, NYC, SciAtl. 8300HD
Summary: It does just exactly what it says it does. My family was in a constant battle over whose shows got recorded and whose didn't. Basic DVR would record about 10 hour long HD episodes and we were lost. Installed extender. Went from 90% full to <20%. Problem solved, for now anyway.
Summary: My plan was to eventually get this expander all along. I have always been a fan of Tivo, and when the right deal came my way I got the new Dual tuner HD Tivo that only recorded 20 hrs in HD. Tivo at the time was selling a larger Tivo with I believe 40 hrs recording in HD for $400-$500.