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How to Add and Stretch Hard Drive Space For TiVo DVRs

Geek Tip: Three Ways to Stretch Your TiVo's Space

Nothing's worse than finding that your TiVo has deleted one of your shows or hasn't recorded an episode because it has run out of space. I get it; I'm a TV junkie too, and have a few tips for pushing your TiVo's space to the max.

  • Record shows in lower quality rather than highest quality. Note: this is only for standard def TVs and series 2 or lower.
  • Modify your Season Pass settings to record a low maximum number of episodes, and make sure you select "first run only" for shows so you don't get any reruns (if you don't want them).
  • When in doubt, add an external hard drive. Western Digital makes a TiVo expander that will add a ton of hours to your TiVo's hard drive, available in 500 GB or a terabyte.
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