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.

Bell TV updates HD PVR firmware

Bell TV this week will begin rolling out new firmware for the company’s 9241 and 9242 dual tuner HD PVRs which the company says will enable support for 2TB external hard drives and resolves the previous issue where some customers could not access interactive television applications.

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.

Bell TV External Hard Drive FAQ

n the last several years, the amount of high definition programming on television has exploded but unfortunately the storage capacity of 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.