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I Plan to Stick Around
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PVR Extenders/Expanders

Hi All, 

 

    I have been offered a PVR extender 500 but they have no

power cord or something called SATA cables. Does anyone know

the proper information e.g. how I go about buying the proper ones

for this particular model?

 

Thanks in advance

thenance333

 

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Re: PVR Extenders/Expanders

The exernal connection, is ESATA.
A computer store, you might be able to pick up an ESATA cable pretty much no issues.  They are universal.

POWER though.. that may be another story.

Bigest thing with power, is you need to match a few things.
The tip setting.. positive to tip or negative to tip.
Has to have the right size connector.

Then the volatage/Amperage.

 

A universal ac adapter with interchangable ends, might be the best bet?



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Re: PVR Extenders/Expanders

Good day @thenance333,

 

Thank you for your post and Welcome to the Forums!

 

For more information on the PVR Extender, have a look at this page.

 

The equipment in question is technically compatible with USB 2.0 and eSATA connections.

 

You can purchase the cable/wire you need at any electronic store.

For example, click here.

 

Let us know if you require further assistance!

 

RogersMaude

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Re: PVR Extenders/Expanders

Hi, thanks very much. Might be best to wait and when I actually have

it, take it to the store with me. I'm usually good at hooking new things up

etc when I have it new. Sometimes I just don't know the proper names for

things, just like in this case.

 

Appreciate all the advice and help.

 

 

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Re: PVR Extenders/Expanders

You are very welcome @thenance333!

 

I think it would be the best thing to do too.

 

Let the Community know if you need further assistance Smiley Wink

 

RogersMaude

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PVR Extenders/Expanders

 Hi all, thanks for reading my post. I recently was given a Rogers PVR 500 extender. I hooked it up, intialized

fine. The recorded space used dropped from 32 to 10, so all was good. 

 

My problem is, when I record something, it shows that it is recording, but does not show up on the list. Not sure why,

any suggestions on what I should do?

 

Thanks

 

thenance333

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Re: PVR Extenders/Expanders

I own a PVR Explorer 8300 H.D. I want to extend his memory with an External/Extender hardrive.

I need to know the name/brand of the compatible device available on the market.

  Thank you.

                                  Enzo2

PVR data:

Rogers Scientic Atalanta Explorer 8300 H.D. 

                                

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Re: PVR Extenders/Expanders

You can purchase almost any SATA drive (say up to 1 GB as the SA8300HD firmware may not handle more), insert it into the appropriate enclosure that comes with a SATA cable and plug it in.  Here's a long thread on the topic.  Check out the links in post 1 of the thread.

 

 http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/61-rogers-cable-tv-hd-pvr-discussion/23773-sa8300hd-external-sata-dr...

 

Most people have been satisfied with a WD "Black" drive in a Vantec enclosure.