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. Kinda dumb, to go from a digital signal back to outdated analog equipment. But those DVR drives fill up quickly, particularly if you record a lot of HD content.
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. At first, I was skeptical to buy this DVR Expander because of the product description stating that it will only add 60 more hours of HD and 300 more hours of SD recording space to a DVR.
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. I was kind of worried if I would have any problem reinstalling the storage unit to work with my new drive.
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.
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. 20 Hours is definitely not enough in my house, and if you are considering this, it's probably not enough in your house either.
Summary: I simply unplugged my TiVo HD, connected this thing, then plugged the TiVo back in. After going through the TiVo menu to activate it, TiVo rebooted itself again and everything is working exactly as expected. I just wish TiVo didn't take so long to reboot...waiting through two reboots was the only thing that was less than ideal.