Solved What's the gadget name of an external HD for a TV box?

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    I was told I could plug this gadget to my HDTV box record TV shows like a PVR. I just don't know the right name to look for it.
    Any leads will be appreciated.

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    It was way simpler than I thought! It's just a regular Flash drive. As long as it has a minimum of 50Gb you're good.
    This is assuming the receiver box has a USB port.
    If it's an older model, then I don't know if there's still a way.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Not a problem
    I was realizing that the solution for the older models would be to connect an VCR machine. Not ideal, but better than nothing.

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    Actually..... I should apologize
    It turns out there are more requirements than just the capacity:
    It's assumed that this is an actual ext Hard drive.
    Rotation speed has to be 7200 minimum.
    Holds a single disk, not 2.
    Plugs into an AC power outlet.
    Has a USB 2 connection.
    Has no sleep mode.

    I was just about to get a regular Flash drive
    Oh well!

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    By the way, all that applies to my 6400 Bell receiver.

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    We pay for DVR from our cable company. It's worth it imo to be able to watch our shows when we want, pause live TV, & fast forward through commercials.

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