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Western Digital Unveils My DVR Expander USB Edition External Hard Drive

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  1. malware New Member

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    WD today introduced its new My DVR Expander USB Edition external hard drives that are verified compatible with DISH Network Corporation's ViP Series HD DVRs (digital video recorders). The new 500 GB external drive increases the recording capacity of the DISH HD DVRs by storing up to 300 hours of digital standard-definition (SD) or up to 60 hours of high-definition (HD) television programming1. Users can instantly increase2 their recording storage capacity by simply attaching the My DVR Expander USB Edition drive to their DISH Network ViP Series HD DVRs.

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    "WD's My DVR Expander provides an ideal complement to the innovative archiving feature of DISH Network's award-winning line of ViP HD DVRs," said Jessica Insalaco, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for DISH Network. "Combined with the already industry-leading storage capacity of our DVRs, DISH Network customers can create and control their own on-demand programming - reinforcing DISH Network's leadership in digital entertainment."

    "With the continued expansion of available HD programming, there is a growing consumer demand for additional storage. The My DVR Expander USB Edition allows DISH customers to record more HD programs without worrying about having to delete their favorite shows," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics businesses.

    Cool, Quiet, Eco-friendly
    The new drives include a unique no-fan passive cooling system and an eco-friendly WD AV-GP hard drive with GreenPower technology, making it quiet and ideal for use in living rooms or bedrooms, while consuming up to one-third less power than standard external hard drives.

    Compatibility
    The My DVR Expander USB Edition external hard drive has been successfully tested for compatibility with DISH Network ViP Series HD DVRs. Further compatibility of the My DVR Expander drive is planned as other cable and satellite DVR manufacturers enable the USB ports on their currently-deployed DVRs.

    Availability and Pricing
    WD's My DVR Expander USB Edition external hard drive is available now in the United States by ordering online from WD at www.shopwd.com. MSRP for the My DVR Expander USB Edition drive with 500 GB is $149.99 USD.

    More information on using the My DVR Expander USB Edition external drive with DISH Network's ViP HD-DVRs may be found at http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/our_products/dish_hd/external_hd/index.shtml.

    Source: Western Digital
  2. Wile E

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    So, these DVRs require some sort of proprietary code I take it? A standard USB hard drive won't work?
    And found a typo.
  3. ktr

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    I better there is some proprietary digital handshake between the devices.

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