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may i ask a question please on upgrading a harddrive
may i ask a question which to some may sound stupid but as i bought my bt uhd box t4000 1TB harddrive of a selling site and dont belong to bt can i put in a lardger harddrive if so as any one actualy done it and what precautions do i need to know and take so any help or advice would be very much appreciated thank you
While I can't speak for the T4000, there have been earlier 2TB YouView boxes, so the chance is strong that the T4000 will accept a 2TB drive, and give you the full 2TB.
May I ask why you are considering a 6TB HDD nick? That would be an awful lot of recordings to lose if your box failed when the drive was almost full.
I have a TV tuner in a computer and it is useful for the purpose that you describe. I used to use the computer as a source for TV programmes off air and catchup, but I rarely use it now that PVRs do the same job more conveniently.
HD recordings are box-specific encrypted, IP-delivered channels are delivered encrypted for subscribers only and saved as such too.
If the sector size only supports up to 2TB then it may be possible to format a >2TB drive yourself with a larger sector size providing you have a DTR-T4000 formatted drive as the basis of all the other formatting and partition requirements that may be necessary.
Surveillance drives are normally 3.5" and that size will not fit in the DTR-T4000.
There are differences to a drive optimised for DVR Video and Surveillance. It would be a case of just trying it.
The partition containing the recordings on at least some of the older Humax manufactured youview models was XFS . As this could impact the NAS setup you were considering you may need to transfer the SD recordings to a differently formatted NAS drive.
You may find it difficult to find enough programmes to legally fill up even a modest sized library of DTT recordings.
I started by installing a Hauppauge WinTV tuner in the computer. Mine is an earlier two tuner version of this, but there are other solutions:
That took care of the TV side of things, but like you I wanted a solution that brought all my media together. I installed JRiver Media Center on the PC, but again there are other solutions:
JRiver is an excellent media centre and it can be used to rip CDs and DVDs as well as organise your TV programmes and other media. It can be controlled with a remote. I use a Microsoft Media Center remote, but others will work. There are also apps for iThings and Android devices. There is advice on the JRiver website.
I also had some VCR recordings that I wanted to digitise. I used a VideMate video capture card, but some TV cards will capture video as well as TV. External USB video capture devices available. They come with their own video capture and editing software and the resulting files can be organised in your collection using JRiver MC.
VideoMate video capture cards are becoming hard to fiind now, but Hauppauge do this one:
Also this external USB device is available:
Hauppauge might do a dual TV/Video capture card. Have a look on their website.