The Shaw PVR Expander is a SATA (Serial ATA) connected external hard drive which expands your HDPVR’s recording capacity or turns your compatible PVR-ready HD Box into an HDPVR. The content stored on Expanders is encrypted against the PVR used to record it, and therefore cannot be transferred or viewed using another PVR or other digital device. The three Expander models are displayed below.
For a brief tutorial on connecting your PVR expander, please watch the video below.
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Here are instructions on how to connect a Shaw PVR Expander to your Digital Box. (Expanders are not available for BlueSky TV).
Motorola Digital Box
Pace Digital Box
To connect the Shaw PVR Expander to your Pace Digital Box (an HDPVR or PVR-ready HD Box) for the first time:
Do you want to format the external hard drive?
Here is a look at the connection ports on the back of PVR Expanders used by Shaw.
Iomega PVR Expander
Seagate PVR Expander
Western Digital PVR Exapander
Here are instructions on how to disconnect an Expander from your PVR.
If choosing to use multiple Expanders on a single Digital Box, the procedures and functionality will depend on the brand of your Digital Box:
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about using an Expander with your Digital Box.
How much recorded content can the PVR Expander store?
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