HD and Video Sources

Announcements

Best Buy and Future Shop are consolidating as Best Buy. This means the products, services, and features you have come to expect from Future Shop and FutureShop.ca will now be available at Best Buy and BestBuy.ca. We have plans to invest up to $200 million to build a leading multi-channel customer experience on the Best Buy brand.

Visit futureshop.ca for more details & click here to learn more about what this means for the Tech Yeah Community.

Please visit the Best Buy Plug-in TV & Home Theatre forum to get your questions answered.

Reply
Visitor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-30-2009
0

what external hard drive would be best for bell 6131 hd receiver for recording?

what external hard drive would be best for bell 6131 hd receiver for recording?
Recognized Expert
Posts: 431
Registered: ‎06-18-2009
0

Re: what external hard drive would be best for bell 6131 hd receiver for recording?

You can utilize any external Hard Drive that meets the following requirements:

 

  • 7200 RPM rotation speed
  • Between 40 and 750GB of capacity
  • Holds a single hard drive (enclosures holding 2 disks are not supported)
  • Plugs into an AC power outlet
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • No sleep mode (cannot power down when idle)


May I suggest This one.

 

If you go for the 750GB Drive you'll be able to store 500 Hours of standard def video or 100 hours of HD.

 

Sadly, Bell receivers use a proprietary file format/OS that is incompatible with home computers, meaning you can't use the external drive to transfer Movies or TV shows to your computer. :smileysad:

 

For unequaled storage capacity though, the external Hard Drive is the way to go. Turning your receiver into a PVR is awesome. Highly recommended!

 

If a post was useful and/or informative, then please give a Kudos by hitting the Star.
If a reply answered your question, please click the "Accept as Solution" button.
If at all possible, have a great day!

© 2011 Future Shop. All rights reserved. For personal, noncommercial use.