TiVo Series3 adds support for external hard drives
by Brad Linder, posted Oct 17th 2007 12:00AM
TiVo is finally rolling out support for that eSATA port on your TiVo Series3 or TiVo HD box. The move isn't particularly surprising -- after all, what did you think that port was for? But the update is a both welcome and overdue.
TiVo HD/Series3 owners should notice their boxes downloading version 9.2 of the TiVo software in the next day or so.
Once you get the upgrade you should be able to expand the storage on your TiVo unit by plugging in an external hard drive. No more mucking around inside the case and voiding your warranty. TiVo 9.2 also includes an update for Amazon Unbox users. Now you'll be able to watch videos as soon as you start downloading them without waiting for the download to finish first.