How to Record Video PVR to USB

Updated February 21, 2017

PVR, known as personal video recorder, is also referred to as a DVR (digital video recorder). This device often comes provided by your cable/satellite company. With the equipment, you are able to record programming at any time, day or night, and view the information at a later date. However, if the PVR is full, it is possible to record programming directly to an external hard drive through the USB connection on the PVR.

Plug the USB data cable into the USB port on the back of the external hard drive.

Turn the PVR off. You must have the equipment turned off when connecting the external hard drive.

Insert the other end of the cable into the USB port on the PVR.

Power on both the PVR and the external hard drive. The PVR detects the connected hard drive and changes it to the default storage drive. Now whenever you record a program, it is automatically saved onto the drive.

Things You'll Need

  • External hard drive
  • USB data cable
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