Upgrading your DVR’s internal hard drive requires some careful consideration.
Hard drive space is one of the features that differentiate various makes and models of DVR. The amount of storage space on the hard drive determines how many programs you will be able to store on your DVR before running out of space. If you find that you require a larger hard drive on your DVR, here are a few things to consider before calling your cable provider about an upgrade.
1. Consider how much hard drive space you will need. Save valuable time on the telephone with a Time Warner salesperson by estimating the amount of hard drive space you will need on an upgraded DVR. If you are not sure how hard drive space translates into hours of saved recordings, contact Time Warner technical support.
2. Consider how much money you are willing to spend on the upgrade. Because upgrading to a DVR with a bigger hard drive may carry an extra cost on the monthly rate you pay to Time Warner, consider the budget you have to work with.
3. Contact Time Warner and schedule an upgrade. Inquire about the hard drive space each DVR offers and let the salesperson know how much money you are willing to spend on an upgrade. Again, Time Warner technical support can estimate the approximate amount of hours of saved programs that each hard drive can offer.