The new Motorola QIP7232 DVRs with 500 GB of storage are now officially in the FiOS line-up. Reports from FiOS subscribers in Dallas/Fort Worth, New York City, and Chester Springs PA confirm that the new set-tops are making their way into Verizon homes. Originally launched with 320 gigabytes of storage, the DVRs were recently granted additional hard drive space. The name didn’t change (making the numbering system a bit confusing), but the box did. Here are some additional specs:
- Expanded memory for new IMG applications
- MoCA 1.1
- MPEG-4 capable (requires a software update due soon)
- eSATA capable (!) (requires a software update also coming soon)
- Smaller and lighter than earlier QIP models, and with up to 30% greater energy efficiency
It looks like 500GB is becoming the default DVR hard drive size these days. Add eSATA support on top of that, and you’ve got yourself some serious HD storage space.