Category Archives: Gadgets / Gizmos

Bell Expressvu – External Hard Drives

My previous post on upgrading my Bell Expressvu receiver with an external hard drive has become one of my most popular posts.  I’m continually answering questions about which external hard drive would be compatible with the Bell Expressvu receivers. The specifications that are published by Bell about which hard drives are compatible with the Expressvu receivers are as follows: 7200 RPM rotation speed Between 40 … Continue reading

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Expressvu Receivers with External Hard Drives

After writing an article Upgrade Your Receiver with and External Hard Drive I have received many comments and emails about which type of hard drives will work with the Expressvu receivers. For those people who have external hard drives hooked to their Bell Expressvu receivers, drop me a note and tell me which hard drive you are using.  I would like to start a list so … Continue reading

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My New Kodak Zi6 HD Camcorder

I was looking for a new pocket Camcorder that was comparable to those offered by Flip Video.  I had tried the Flip Video camera and while it was OK, I was not impressed with the 640×480 resolution that it offered.  I then stumbled upon the Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Camcorder and thought I would give it a whirl. The local business supply shop had the … Continue reading

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MoviePix MP5A4 Digital Video Camera

Tonight was an interesting night.  I purchased a MoviePix MP5A4 Digital Video Camera, something that was not my first choice in a digital video camera, but we all do things we regret later. Setting out to buy a digital video camera that would allow me to take some quick digital video, have decent quality and that wouldn’t break the bank when buying it.  My first … Continue reading

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Expressvu (Bell) 9241 / 9242 HD PVR Plus Receivers – External Hard Drive Options

In a previous article I blogged about adding an external hard drive to a Bell Expressvu 6141 receiver.  In several emails I have been asked about adding an external hard drive to a Bell Expressvu 9242 HD PVR Plus Receiver.  Several readers have written: Is it possible to add an external hard drive to a Bell Expressvu 9242 HD PVR Plus Receiver using the same … Continue reading

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Expressvu (Bell) PVR – Upgrade Your Receiver with an External Hard Drive

Why buy the Expressvu 9242 PVR Plus Receiver $699 when you can buy the much cheaper Expressvu 6141 HD Receiver for $299 and turn it into a PVR for under $100.  Let me explain. During one of the Boxing Day sales I purchased a 46″ Sony Bravia 1080P HDTV and upgraded my Bell Expressvu Satellite receiver to a Bell Expressvu 6141 HD receiver.  My choices … Continue reading

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