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    External Hard Drive

    When is Vudu going to have an external hard drive of somekind.My vudu box is full and i buy movies not rent.I do not wanna buy a new box,when i bought the vudu box, i thought they said the external hard drive,would be out six months after the box was released to the public.

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    Re: External Hard Drive

    Originally posted by slash00 View Post
    When is Vudu going to have an external hard drive of somekind.My vudu box is full and i buy movies not rent.I do not wanna buy a new box,when i bought the vudu box, i thought they said the external hard drive,would be out six months after the box was released to the public.
    Have you looked at the feature that allows you to "Archive" content from your VUDU and then have it re-download when wanting to watch again? Effectly this would provide some relief of your full hard drive.

    Not all contest is archivable but I too have quite a bit of TV shows built up and I have archived full seasons of some of the shows.

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      #3
      Re: External Hard Drive

      Originally posted by slash00 View Post
      When is Vudu going to have an external hard drive of somekind.My vudu box is full and i buy movies not rent.I do not wanna buy a new box,when i bought the vudu box, i thought they said the external hard drive,would be out six months after the box was released to the public.
      I also tend to purchase alot of movie, so I feel your pain. I have asked for this feature many times, and I've been told they are working on it, so hang in there. If I was you I would contact customer service and see if they can do anything for you.

      My personal advice is until this issue is resolved, try to rent as much as you can. I know it is tempting to purchase items so you don't have to wait until they are available for rent, but it will save you alot of headache. As for those movies that are purchase only...either keep your purchasing to a minimum until this is resolved or just add them to your wishlist and wait until this issue is resolved, before you purchase them.
      Last edited by JohnA; 07-14-2008, 02:35 PM.

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        #4
        Re: External Hard Drive

        You must purchase quite a number to fill up the unit! I've got 6 seasons of Family Guy on my unit along with a number of additional movies and still haven't hit the limit

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          Re: External Hard Drive

          I know Vudu's well aware of the storage issue people are having. We've been asking for this for some time. I don't know the development schedule but hopefully, this sort of thing is coming sooner rather than later...

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            Re: External Hard Drive

            I thought that movies now tell you whether they could be archived, but maybe I was thinking of extended rentals... Vudu should add something to let you know whether a title could be archived then.

            Vudu is actually relatively fast at adding functionality (unlike ATV), so hopefully external storage is on its way. There've been some heated debates about it here, so I get a feeling it's very high on Vudu's to-do list

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              Re: External Hard Drive

              Hopefully. I bought my external storage device that I plan to use with VUDU, months ago.

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                Re: External Hard Drive

                Originally posted by aaronwt View Post
                Hopefully. I bought my external stoage device that I plan to use with VUDU, months ago.
                If you had done that with the Tivo, you would have been SOL since they only supported a specific drive. Hopefully that won't happen to you with Vudu.

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                  Re: External Hard Drive

                  Originally posted by redwein View Post
                  If you had done that with the Tivo, you would have been SOL since they only supported a specific drive. Hopefully that won't happen to you with Vudu.
                  With the Series 3 boxes you can use other drives. I think it's the TiVoHD that is restricted to a drive that is blessed by the TiVo gods.

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                    Re: External Hard Drive

                    Originally posted by aaronwt View Post
                    With the Series 3 boxes you can use other drives. I think it's the TiVoHD that is restricted to a drive that is blessed by the TiVo gods.
                    That's correct, but you can hack a TivoHD so that any drive can be used w/it.

                    I didn't mess with that but just went the safe route with mine!

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                      #11
                      Re: External Hard Drive

                      Originally posted by aaronwt View Post
                      With the Series 3 boxes you can use other drives. I think it's the TiVoHD that is restricted to a drive that is blessed by the TiVo gods.
                      According to Tivo, both the Series 3 and Tivo HD have the same restriction:

                      http://www.tivo.com/setupandsupport/...Q.html#support

                      I'm not considering the hacking option though because I generally only use supported solutions.

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                        Re: External Hard Drive

                        Originally posted by redwein View Post
                        According to Tivo, both the Series 3 and Tivo HD have the same restriction:

                        http://www.tivo.com/setupandsupport/...Q.html#support

                        I'm not considering the hacking option though because I generally only use supported solutions.
                        That's the official stance, but it is a well known fact that the Series 3 boxes can take any eSata drive. See the drive FAQ on TivoCommunity.com.

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                          Re: External Hard Drive

                          Originally posted by NA9D View Post
                          That's the official stance, but it is a well known fact that the Series 3 boxes can take any eSata drive. See the drive FAQ on TivoCommunity.com.
                          I did not know that. Interesting. Anyway, they don't sell the Series 3 anymore, which I think is a shame. I guess it was too expensive so they weren't able to make money with it.

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                            Re: External Hard Drive

                            Originally posted by redwein View Post
                            Anyway, they don't sell the Series 3 anymore, which I think is a shame. I guess it was too expensive so they weren't able to make money with it.
                            Where did you get that idea?? It is clearly available for sale on their website for 599.99

                            https://www3.tivo.com/store/boxes.do

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                              #15
                              Re: External Hard Drive

                              Originally posted by rstone View Post
                              Where did you get that idea?? It is clearly available for sale on their website for 599.99

                              https://www3.tivo.com/store/boxes.do
                              Even more interesting. There was a time some months ago when I was suggesting to my friend to get the Series 3. He ended up getting the HD because the Tivo website just said that the Series 3 was "No longer available" or something to that effect. It wasn't an "out of stock" type of message. When I checked the website some time after that, it was the same thing. They were available on Amazon.com at the time though.

                              Anyway, it's good to know they haven't been discontinued. I think the Series 3, with the bigger disk and the front display showing what is being recorded, etc., is nicer.

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