How to connect an external hard drive to my HD receiver
To connect an external hard drive, follow these simple steps:
- Using the USB connection cord provided with the external hard drive, plug one end into the USB port on the external hard drive and the other end into the USB port on the back of the HD receiver (shown below).
- Once connected, the on-screen guide will appear on your television and it will guide you through the set-up process. Simply follow the prompts as they appear.
Note: The external hard drive can only be connected to one receiver.
In some cases, the HD receiver will not recognize the newly connected external hard drive. This can happen if the external hard drive was used previously with a computer. You'll need to refer to the external hard drive manual or contact the manufacturer for instructions on resetting the hard drive to its factory defaults.
Note: You can only turn HD receiver models 6131, 6141 and 6400 into HD PVRs using an external hard drive. Other models are not compatible.