Bell Satellite TV

Bell TV, formerly known as Bell ExpressVu, Dish Network Canada and ExpressVu Dish Network, is the division of Bell Canada that provides Direct-to-Home satellite television service across Canada.

The service, which launched on September 10, 1997, has over 1.8 million subscribers and competes with satellite service Shaw Direct, as well as various cable and communications companies across Canada, such as Rogers Communications, Eastlink, Shaw Communications, and Vidéotron.

Updated Bell External Hard Drive FAQ

In the last five years, the amount of high definition programming on television has exploded but unfortunately the storage capacity of many HD PVR’s has remained virtually unchanged.

To deal with the problem, companies like Bell TV have resorted to offering consumers the ability to connect an external hard drive (EHD) to their HD receivers. This updated FAQ, first published in January 2009, answers many of the commonly asked questions we get at Digital Home surrounding external hard drives for Bell Satellite TV.

Samsung USB 3.0 external hard drives offer superior speed

Samsung today announced a new line of USB 3.0 external hard drives which the company says offer ten times the speed as previous generation USB 2.0 drives.

The Samsung Story Station line of external drives employ the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface which offers a maximum transfer rate of 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) compared to a maximum transfer rate of 480 megabits per second (Mbps) in USB 2.0.

Imation ships world’s first wireless external hard drive

Imation today announced the U.S. availability of what the company claims is the world’s first Wireless USB external hard drive, which allows consumers to wirelessly transfer files from their computer to the drive.

The company says the Pro WX Wireless USB hard drive has a wireless range of up to 30 feet and a data transfer rate of up to 15MBs/second.