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Apricorn's DVR Expander Gives Your DVR More Room To Record

Apricorn's DVR Expander Gives Your DVR More Room To Record

It's just a fact of life. Most of us will run out of storage at some point if we don't stop buying more ahead of time, and Apricorn knows it. The company has been issuing hard drives and personal storage devices for years now, but it's latest device is one of the more stylish to come from their labs. It's the DVR Expander, which is said to be the largest-capacity DVR external hard drive on the market.

It was built to be fanless, so it's super quiet when residing near your television. It also uses a solid aluminum enclosure, so you won't have to scramble for a place to conceal it. It's available as cheap as $99 with a 500GB drive, while the 2TB top-end model sells for $249. With a name like DVR Expander, you can probably assume what it does: gives your DVR even more room to capture the shows you love, but don't have time to watch. The 2TB version can record up to 1053 hours of standard programming or 234 hours of high-definition programming, and since it has both USB and eSATA ports it's compatible with Dish Network, DirecTV and most major cable company DVRs.

NEW from Apricorn - Largest DVR Expander on the Market Gets Fresh New Look
 
With Twice the Capacity of Other DVR Expansion Systems, Apricorn's DVR Expander Makes More Space for HDTV and 3D

POWAY, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Apricorn (http://www.apricorn.com/dvr-expander), the leader in personal storage, today announced a new look for its popular DVR Expander, the largest-capacity DVR external hard drive on the market. Debuting with a new ultra-quiet fanless design and solid aluminum enclosure, Apricorn's new take on the DVR Expander combines subtle design and the latest in passive cooling with a massive 2TB drive. Pricing starts at just $99 for 500GB model and $249 for the 2TB model, making the DVR Expander a cost-effective solution for those running out of space on their DVR.

"DVRs have become a staple in American households, giving viewers the ability to watch what they want when they want. As TV providers race to create an increasingly immersive viewing experience for their customers, including HDTV and the introduction of 3D programming, DVR recording space will only become more of a premium," said Mike McCandless, Apricorn's VP of Sales and Marketing. "Apricorn's DVR Expander gives our customers enough space and the flexibility to record hundreds of hours of their favorite HD and 3D programs and watch them at their convenience."

Perfect for recording and watching High Definition programs

Ideal for recording and viewing the latest high definition channels, Apricorn's DVR Expander 2TB can add up to 1053 hours of standard programming or 234 hours of high-definition programming to your DVR. The DVR Expander is also able to deliver the same smooth high definition viewing experience with game consoles, Blu-ray Disc and media players, making it the perfect companion for your media system.*

Compatible with a wide variety of DVRs

Offering both USB and eSATA connections, Apricorn's DVR Expander has been tested and verified to operate with Dish Network(R) and DirecTV(R) DVRs, as well as major cable providers using Scientific Atlanta 8300 and 8240 series DVRs. The DVR Expander's compact design can be used in an upright or horizontal configuration, enabling it to easily fit inside your entertainment center.

The DVR Expander is available in standard capacities of up to 1TB, accepted by Dish Network and Scientific Atlanta cable DVR systems. In addition, Apricorn DVR Expander is also available in 1.5 and 2TB capacities for DirecTV customers, the largest capacities currently available in the industry.

Setup takes just minutes

Perfect for recording your favorite shows while on vacation, the DVR Expander makes sure that you needn't worry about running out of recording space. Simply power down your DVR, connect the Expander to your DVR eSATA or USB port, restart your system and follow the onscreen prompts to instantly increase your DVR recording time.

Use Multiple DVR Expanders to Record, Archive and Organize Your Shows

With DirecTV and Dish Network systems, keeping your recordings organized is a snap with Apricorn's DVR Expander. Have one DVR Expander for all of your sporting events, one for your favorite movies and shows and one for cartoons for the kids. Now you never have to fight over recording space.

Availability and Pricing

Apricorn's DVR Expander is available from online retailers and Apricorn's website at http://www.apricorn.com/dvr-expander

MSRP
500GB - $99
1TB - $129
1.5TB - $169
2TB - $249
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Some one must be watching alot of porn if they need to record 2tb

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something called lots of movies fat :D

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Well Fat, I think the expanded storage is meant to give people options to store full seasons of their shows and movies. With HD movies that is going to fill up quick.

This is a good option for those who have the last five seasons of the Simpsons filling up the 30GB on the DVR and need to back it up!

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What a rip-off.

You can plug pretty much any eSATA drive into a DVR, reboot it, and it will be recognized as additional space. 2TB drives can be found on NewEgg for as little as $140.

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i am glad the simpson creator started working on futurama again.(Loving the new season.)

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Yeah Fat, I am enjoying the new season as well! 

I think the one with the time machine was probably one of the "best episodes ever"

TO bad they are still using Rough Draft in Korea :P It sucks that instead of employing hundreds of people here, people get employed in Korea for animation that is sold to the American market!

They did finally bring most of the Simpson's back to Film Roman, That is a good thing! I just think it is sad when a property that is made for a target market gets outsourced and helps support other countries. Just like Garfield being done in France:P The Japanese economy is doing the same thing. Astroboy, which was one of their big properties since the inception of Anime,..Was done in China! The same studio that did TMNT and was going to do G-Force, good thing they aren't around anymore?

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yea it would be nice to bring back jobs here, but cheapest labor is all that many companies think of. My grampa always tried and still does when i see him,to motivate me to buy U.S. made prodructs. Every single one of his cars was always built in america, probably why i love mustangs so much been around fords for so long. lol

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Yeah...Mustang now means made in mexico:P

My 88 was probably the last completely Made in USA Mustang!

Even VolksWagons are made in mexico 52%? I am not sure how the founder would like that? (hinthitler)

Even that Crap about GM's recover that the dems are touting! You know all that money going to a new GM plant! Well...Guess where that plant is being made?!

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>> Even that Crap about GM's recover that the dems are touting! You know all that money going to a new GM plant! Well...Guess where that plant is being made?!

I despise getting political.... but who's to blame for where GM is building their plant? Is it the dems, or GM's REPUBLICAN CEO? Only one of the two had any input into the location of the plant. Come on, AT... credit where credit is due.

But seriously:  we need to stop the in-fighting.  As long as our parties keep flip-flopping policies, we're going to hemorrhage jobs and money.  What we need is for our officials to vote for the most equatable solutions offered - regardless of party lines.  We need to agree on policies that the other side isn't just going to overturn every 4-8 years, or we all suffer.

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Your right...Credit where credit is due....On Politicians:P
 
I am more of a Libertarian, so I look at all of them as being the ones who screw over the people they say they serve!
 
Remember "To serve man,...Its a cook bookStick out tongue"

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