With today’s busy lifestyle, many people are unable to schedule a block of time to watch a show. Fortunately, many modern satellite receivers come with ports for a USB drive to allow for the recording of television shows and other televised events. Handy units like the SanDisk Cruzer 64 GB USB Flash Drive can be used to record programes and transport them to other playback devices easily and relatively cheaply. See Product Details…
USB drive – Benefits For Satellite Viewing
Many people across the world enjoy live satellite television every day. While watching live TV can be lots of fun, many people don’t enjoy dealing with the hassle and inconvenience of commercials. In addition, it can be challenging to find time to watch one’s favourite TV show.
Over the past few years, digital video recorders (DVR) have grown in popularity. With a DVR, it’s possible to quickly and easily record one’s favorite shows on television. While a DVR can be lots of fun, many DVRs have significant limitations.
In many cases, a DVR comes with a hard drive. While this hard drive can be used to record television shows, a hard drive usually has a limited capacity. In many cases, an entry level DVR will have a very small hard drive. In some cases, it will only be able to record 10 to 20 hours of television shows or movies.
This can become even more of a problem if one is recording high definition content on a DVR. Since HD content can take up several gigabytes for each hour of a recording, it may not be practical to record lots of HD video. Fortunately, a USB flash drive can be a great way to expand the capacity of a satellite DVR system. For example a USB Flash Drive (or pen drives) are now available with storage up to 64Gb in size.
While pen drives are portable they are limited in capacity compared to a USB drive like the Western Digital 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive. These units have a massive capacity, ideal for HD recordings. Many newer satellite receivers come with USB ports that can be used to expand the capacity of a DVR. By adding a USB drive to these systems, it’s possible to quickly and easily double or triple the amount of content that can be recorded on a DVR.See Product Details…
In addition, a USB drive make it easy to share content with friends and family members. Since a USB flash drive is portable, it’s possible to share content with anyone very easily.
Other Uses For A USB Drive
Some modern satellite receivers can also be used to stream audio and video content from a USB drive. For example, many people keep home movies and old photographs in digital form on a USB flash drive. While it’s possible to show off these memories on a computer screen, this often won’t do them justice.
By hooking a USB Flash Drive up to one’s satellite receiver, it’s possible to share audio and video content with friends and family members. With modern USB systems, it’s possible to leverage the full power of a satellite receiver.