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Archiving from a bad box

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ericlhyman, Aug 30, 2007.

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  1. ericlhyman

    ericlhyman Mentor

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    If you have a box that needs to be replaced, is there a way to archive recorded programs other than the very slow real-time save to VCR method? Is there an e-sata or USB alternative?
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Sorry... The HR20's digital rights management makes that impossible.
     
  3. morphy

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    I wonder if one could buy an identical drive to what is inside the HR20 (not sure which brand/model) and place it inside, keeping the old drive for yourself and putting it in the new one? :D Obviously a breach of the leasing and warranty agreements, but when there's a will...
     
  4. awalt

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    I personally doubt that would work - given the behavior of the external disk drives when moving from unit to unit, I think they have plugged this hole by encoding receiver device information on the disk drive, so that if it's moved it won't match the unit.

    I haven't actually tested this, but I would be willing to bet it will not work.
     
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