People that are hard core about not missing their favorite television programs realize the need for a back up of their DVR. Recorded television programs can become lost when a DVR malfunctions or needs to be upgraded or replaced. One solution to get extra space and avoid these problems is to get an external hard drive and to connect it to your DVR. Recording to an external hard drive will enable you to transfer DVR recordings to a new upgraded DVR. Each satellite and cable company has their own specifications on how to do this.
Recording to an external hard drive to back up your television recordings will keep your recordings safe when your equipment malfunctions or needs to be upgraded.