How to Record Video PVR to USB

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Increase the storage space on your PVR with an external hard drive.

PVR, known as personal video recorder, is also referred to as a DVR (digital video recorder). This device often comes provided by your cable/satellite company. With the equipment, you are able to record programming at any time, day or night, and view the information at a later date. However, if the PVR is full, it is possible to record programming directly to an external hard drive through the USB connection on the PVR.


Step 1

Plug the USB data cable into the USB port on the back of the external hard drive.

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Step 2

Turn the PVR off. You must have the equipment turned off when connecting the external hard drive.


Step 3

Insert the other end of the cable into the USB port on the PVR.


Step 4

Power on both the PVR and the external hard drive. The PVR detects the connected hard drive and changes it to the default storage drive. Now whenever you record a program, it is automatically saved onto the drive.




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