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  Reply # 876758 13-Aug-2013 21:11
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bazzer: I'm tossing up between the BWT835 ($900ish) and the Magic TV MTV3700TD ($500). I don't need a Blu-ray player and I don't know that I really need the BR recording functionality, especially for nearly twice the price. Do people really archive things to BR/DVD these days?


If you don't need Blu-ray recording, MTV3700TD can record to USB 3.5" HDD up to 4TB (experimental) for each HDD, in addition to its internal 1TB system HDD.




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  Reply # 876964 14-Aug-2013 10:44
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wklie:
bazzer: I'm tossing up between the BWT835 ($900ish) and the Magic TV MTV3700TD ($500). I don't need a Blu-ray player and I don't know that I really need the BR recording functionality, especially for nearly twice the price. Do people really archive things to BR/DVD these days?


If you don't need Blu-ray recording, MTV3700TD can record to USB 3.5" HDD up to 4TB (experimental) for each HDD, in addition to its internal 1TB system HDD.

And what can I do with the external drive after that? Are the recordings available on my PC if I plug it in there?

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  Reply # 878115 14-Aug-2013 14:36
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bazzer:
wklie: If you don't need Blu-ray recording, MTV3700TD can record to USB 3.5" HDD up to 4TB (experimental) for each HDD, in addition to its internal 1TB system HDD.

And what can I do with the external drive after that? Are the recordings available on my PC if I plug it in there?


If the USB HDD has been formatted as NTFS, and you install appropriate free software for playback, you can playback the SD recordings from the Magic TV, but not the encrypted HD recordings.




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