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WD Enables Australian Consumers to Record More, Delete Less on their TiVo Media Device With 1 TB Capacity My DVR Expander

  • 28 April, 2009 14:20

<p><em>WD’s TiVo Verified™ My DVR Expander Easily Adds Up to 200 Hours
of High-definition, 400 Hours of Standard-definition Television Entertainment.1</em><br/>
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<strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>Apr. 28, 2009</strong> –
Expanding consumers’ TV recording capabilities by hundreds of hours, WD®
today announced the Australian launch of its new 1 TB capacity My DVR Expander.
Australian consumers can now instantly and seamlessly expand their TiVo recording
capacity by simply attaching the DVR Expander to their TiVo media device.<br/>
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TiVo Verified™ compatible with all Australian TiVo media devices, the
new My DVR Expander enables users to record up to an additional 400 hours of
digital standard-definition (SD) or 200 hours of high-definition (HD) television
programming in addition to the native 160 GB capacity of TiVo. The My DVR Expander,
which connects through the eSATA connection on the media device, is the exclusive
external device available for TiVo customers who need more room to record their
ever-expanding collection of SD &amp; HD programming.<br/>
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Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid Television Services, the exclusive licensee of
TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand said; “In response to our customer’s
desire to record more great content on digital free-to-air TV, we are delighted
to have this product to satisfy their needs. This means that families and TV-buffs
alike can record significantly more content including the outstanding High Definition
movies and program content available now in Australia.”<br/>
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“As the amount of HD TV programming continues to grow, TiVo customers
have an even greater demand for recording capacity,” said Jim Welsh, vice
president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics
businesses. “WD’s My DVR Expander lets consumers spend more time
enjoying a wider variety of recorded programs rather than figuring out which
shows to delete when they run short on disk space.”<br/>
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<strong>Compatibility</strong><br/>
My DVR Expander has been tested and verified compatible with all Australian-bought
TiVo media devices. Other DVR Expander products and PC peripherals are not compatible
with the TiVo media device.<br/>
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<strong>Availability and Pricing</strong><br/>
The new TiVo verified My DVR Expander with 1 TB capacity is now available through
leading retailers. Suggested retail pricing for My DVR Expander with 1 TB is
$299.99 AU RRP.<br/>
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Product Image of the My DVR Expander 1TB<br/>
Click Here for Additional Photos<br/>
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<strong>Editor’s Notes:</strong> <br/>
[1] Australian users can instantly add up to 200 HD or 400 SD hours to their
eSATA-enabled TiVo DVR.<br/>
WD My DVR Expander eSATA photos: <a href="#">http://www.westerndigital.com/en/company/branding/digitalphotos.asp#</a><br/>
Product Spec Sheets: <a href="#">http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=609<br/>
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</a><strong>About WD</strong><br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and
solid-state storage that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD
applies its storage expertise to consumer products for external, portable and
network storage applications.<br/>
<br/>
WD® was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to
leading systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western
Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's
Web site (<a href="#">www.westerndigital.com</a>) to access a variety of financial
and investor information.<br/>
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<strong>About Hybrid Television Services and the TiVo® Media Device</strong><br/>
Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited is the exclusive licensee of TiVo
products in Australia and New Zealand (with New Zealand launching by Christmas
2009). The TiVo media device combines digital terrestrial television with broadband
content, services and games. The product was originally pioneered in 1997 in
the USA by TiVo Inc. In 2008, TiVo technology was brought to Australia by Hybrid
Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited and is now available and the media device
will be available in New Zealand in late 2009. Hybrid Television Services is
owned by the Seven Media Group (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand).<br/>
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Western Digital, WD and the WD logo are registered trademarks; My DVR Expander
is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned
herein that belong to other companies. TiVo and the TiVo Logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. All other
brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective
companies. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. As used
for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB)
= one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible
capacity varies depending on operating environment.</p>
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