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 WD Relases New My Book AV DVR Expander For DVRs
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Message Text: WD today introduced its new 1 TB My Book AV DVR expander, allowing customers to expand their DVR recording capacity by attaching the My Book AV DVR expander.

TiVo Verified compatible with TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD DVRs, the new My Book AV DVR expander is capable of storing up to 120 hours of high-definition (HD) television programming. The drive, which offers USB and eSATA connections, has also been tested and is compatible with Dish Network and DirecTV DVRs.

WD is a supplier of hard drives for the DVR set-top boxes offered by major cable, satellite and Internet Protocol Television service providers. The drives also feature WD GreenPower Technology so they produce very little heat and are designed to handle today's gadget-rich entertainment centers. In addition, the WD My Book AV DVR expander enclosure is designed to isolate these AV drives from the shock and vibration that can occur in home entertainment environments.

WD's My Book AV DVR expander also enables users to store and play back videos from 2010 or later Sony HD Handycam camcorders with the Direct Copy feature, giving consumers an easy way to offload, archive and enjoy their personal videos in one simple step without a PC.

My Book AV DVR expanders feature:

- Additional recording hours by connecting the drive to compatible USB or eSATA DVRs, instantly creating more storage;
- A camcorder storage companion that allows users to make more room for recording by transferring videos from compatible cameras to a My Book AV DVR expander without a computer;
- An AV-optimized drive engineered for 24-by-7 operation, offering smooth video recording and playback with SilkStream technology (available via eSATA connection only);
- An environmentally friendly drive built with WD GreenPower Technology and optimized for the demands of writing video as well as the high temperatures often found in entertainment centers;
- Increased connectivity to game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players or media players, like the WD TV family of products, to provideplayback on big-screen TVs;
- Small form-factor design, allowing the My Book AV DVR expander to fit neatly in entertainment centers. It can stand upright or lie horizontally, making it easy to position with other AV devices to maximize airflow and minimize heat around the drive;
- USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces for maximum compatibility with DVRs and AV devices; and,
- A two-year limited warranty.

The new My Book AV DVR expander is available with 1 TB capacity and has a two-year limited warranty. My Book AV DVR expander drives are available now at select retailers and online at shopwd.com. MSRP is $149.99 USD.
 
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