I convinced Rogers to give me the ``new Whole home PVR boxes free`` deal. You get 2 new Motorolla MOCA boxes free (to keep, not rentals) if you commit to a 2 year cable/internet term. (I guess they are feeling the pinch from FiberOP 2.0)
They came to install a DCX 3400M and a DCX 700M. The boxes work much better than the Standard definition boxes I had previously. There's a nice new menu and guide and the boxes respond much faster to commands.
I didnt previously have a PVR, but recorded a few shows on my new PVR and my hard drive was about 20% full so I needed more storage space.
I asked Rogers if there was an expansion option and nobody would give me an answer so I decided to try it for myself.
I ordered a Shaw 1TB PVR extender since Shaw uses the DCX-3400 box and their website said it was compatible with the box. I bought the drive online from Best Buy for $99 with free snail mail shipping, so worse case if it didnt work I just bought an Iomega ESATA external drive for $100 that I could use for storage with my laptop.
I got the Shaw labeled box with the Iomega drive inside and hooked it up by following the Motorolla Instructions (see link below) and the box asked me to format the drive, I loked at my % full and I am now at 7%, so success in just a few minutes and so far so good no errors or missed recordings.
Results may vary, but it worked for me so if your willing to gamble $100 its worth a shot.
I bet Rogers will price the PVR extender for this box higher than $99 if they decide to start selling it, the 1 TB PVR extender for Ontario Rogers customers sells for $179.
Just an FYI. The Hard drive only has ESATA connections and no USB, so if it doesnt work with your PVR and you want to use it on a PC or laptop you will need an ESATA connection, unless you crack open the case and take out the hard drive.