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.
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 Australian users can instantly add up to 200 HD or 400 SD hours to their eSATA-enabled TiVo DVR.
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid-state storage that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise to consumer products for external, portable and network storage applications.
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About Hybrid Television Services and the TiVo® Media Device
Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited is the exclusive licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand (with New Zealand launching by Christmas 2009). The TiVo media device combines digital terrestrial television with broadband content, services and games. The product was originally pioneered in 1997 in the USA by TiVo Inc. In 2008, TiVo technology was brought to Australia by Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited and is now available and the media device will be available in New Zealand in late 2009. Hybrid Television Services is owned by the Seven Media Group (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand).
Western Digital, WD and the WD logo are registered trademarks; My DVR Expander is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. TiVo and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.