Got TiVo? Run out of space? Well, WD has just released a TiVo-specific 1TB drive for you to archive all your favourite recorded programs.Priced at $299, the drive will give you an extra 200 hours worth of recorded HD video time (400 extra SD hours), and is apparently the only hard drive which will work with the Australian TiVo device.
WD® ENABLES AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS TO RECORD MORE, DELETE LESS ON THEIR TIVO MEDIA DEVICE WITH 1 TB CAPACITY MY DVR EXPANDER
WD’s TiVo Verified™ My DVR Expander Easily Adds Up to 200 Hours of High-definition, 400 Hours of Standard-definition Television Entertainment.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. – Apr. 28, 2009 – Expanding consumers’ TV recording capabilities by hundreds of hours, WD® today announced the Australian launch of its new 1 TB capacity My DVR Expander. Australian consumers can now instantly and seamlessly expand their TiVo recording capacity by simply attaching the DVR Expander to their TiVo media device.
TiVo Verified™ compatible with all Australian TiVo media devices, the new My DVR Expander enables users to record up to an additional 400 hours of digital standard-definition (SD) or 200 hours of high-definition (HD) television programming in addition to the native 160 GB capacity of TiVo. The My DVR Expander, which connects through the eSATA connection on the media device, is the exclusive external device available for TiVo customers who need more room to record their ever-expanding collection of SD & HD programming.
Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid Television Services, the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand said; “In response to our customer’s desire to record more great content on digital free-to-air TV, we are delighted to have this product to satisfy their needs. This means that families and TV-buffs alike can record significantly more content including the outstanding High Definition movies and program content available now in Australia.”
“As the amount of HD TV programming continues to grow, TiVo customers have an even greater demand for recording capacity,” said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics businesses. “WD’s My DVR Expander lets consumers spend more time enjoying a wider variety of recorded programs rather than figuring out which shows to delete when they run short on disk space.”
My DVR Expander has been tested and verified compatible with all Australian-bought TiVo media devices. Other DVR Expander products and PC peripherals are not compatible with the TiVo media device.
Availability and Pricing
The new TiVo verified My DVR Expander with 1 TB capacity is now available through leading retailers. Suggested retail pricing for My DVR Expander with 1 TB is $299.99 AU RRP.