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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2011 #1401 of 3467
    subeluvr

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    I prefer the TT dock because it is NOT an enclosure. Quick and easy to swap drives and less complicated in build and circuitry than an enclosure.

    JMO

    You have already been deservedly chastised by P. Smith for the gross inaccuracy of that statement so no need to pile on.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2011 #1402 of 3467
    jimbodunky

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    I researched how the HR24 handles external drives. From my understanding, if you plug one in then power on the DVR, the HR24 marries itself to the external drive with an encryption key. Let's say that drive gets full and I want to get a second one.

    If I were to then unplug that first external and plug in a new second drive, the HR24 would do the same thing; marry itself to that drive with a unique encryption key.

    If I wanted to go back and watch what was on the first full external, I would NOT be able to do so because of the encryption key.

    That's MY understanding

    If I'm wrong, you don't have to be some elitist *oh here comes another noob* douche and launch into a rant. I hope you're the exception and not the rule.

    Can anyone help answer my question or constructively correct me instead of doucheranting a noob? Thanks!
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 #1403 of 3467
    P Smith

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    Unfortunately not for me ...
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 #1404 of 3467
    P Smith

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    Calm down.

    You got wrong understanding, perhaps little reading here would clear the matter for you ?
    And short advise for you - search and read first, then think - if your not sure after that - ASK.

    RECORDINGS encrypted by DVR unique key, so anytime same DVR will play them. No format will be done after connecting previously used eSATA drive to ANY DVR.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 #1405 of 3467
    subeluvr

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    You have to think like a newbie not an engineer ;)
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 #1406 of 3467
    P Smith

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    Duh ! :eek2:
     
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    Now you got it
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 #1408 of 3467
    P Smith

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    Credits goes to you, sir !
     
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    Rich

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    I know. Enjoy yourself. My nature is to replace rather than fix....:lol:

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    If you mean the same model of HR, it makes no difference, you can still put a static IP on every one of them. I've got my five BD players, twelve HRs, a Roku (I think I remember doing that one), my OOMA and five computers all with static IP addresses. I probably am forgetting some. But it sure cleared up all my problems and my main computer went back to being fast again. Damn near junked it and would have had the same problems with a new one, I would think. Oh yeah, an X-Box and a PS3 and I'm still forgetting some. :lol:

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  11. Aug 2, 2011 #1411 of 3467
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    I didn't have a clue either.

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    Yup, as long as you put an HDD that was "married" to an HR back on that HR, no matter how many other HDDs you've had on that HR, the HR will still play the content. And every other HDD that you recorded content with that HR will play that content on that HR. How's that for polite and succinct?

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  13. Aug 2, 2011 #1413 of 3467
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    I've looked at that enclosure and using a docking station is much easier. My HDDs don't run hot in the docking stations. Here's a link to that enclosure, showing us a picture really doesn't do much good, links are much better.

    To be honest, I've been trying to get away from enclosures. I just opened up an MX-1 last night and the whole interior was dusty. Just the nature of the beast. We've been recommending the MX-1 for a long time, but I prefer the docking stations. The docking stations are silent, the enclosures usually aren't. But by all means, try one and let us know how it works and if it's truly silent. And doesn't gather dust like a mini-vacuum cleaner.

    Rich
     
  14. Aug 2, 2011 #1414 of 3467
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    That answers everything. :)

    Now I see the allure of the docking station.

    Should I give the MBHE a shot or just go with a EURS+dock?:)
     
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    A WD AVR Expander (WDBABT0010HBK-NESN) works fine on both my HR24-100 and HR24-500 and it has an AV drive inside.

    Don't know about the MBHE drive specs but I prefer the AV design parameters of the WD10EURS drive.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2011 #1416 of 3467
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    I meant only that the ID portion within the IP number assigned to different boxes [last two digits, as in .24 for the HR24] wouldn't be doable if they were of the same model- at least under my setup on a Netgear.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2011 #1417 of 3467
    Scott Kocourek

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    Let's try and stay on topic, if there are anymore questions or comments regarding IP addresses please start a new thread.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2011 #1418 of 3467
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    I've got a Linksys Cisco router and I have no problem with any of the models. Each one has it's own IP address. I hope I'm reading your posts correctly. If not, please explain.

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    When the My Book series first came out, I bought one immediately and it didn't work. I reported this by post immediately. Even called WD and was told by a tech that the My Book series wasn't meant for DVRs and would not work with them. Then something changed and they did begin to work with the HRs.

    I dunno the answer to your question. If it were my choice, I would go with the EURS and the TT docking station, I've already voted with my money on enclosures vs docking stations. I've only got one enclosure left and I doubt if I'll ever buy another one. Looks like the MBHE might be a tad cheaper, but it's still an enclosure.

    One thing to keep in mind, if you buy a 2TB EURS and a TT docking station, and keep the 2TB HDD about a bit over half full, you won't have the "bogging down" problem all the HRs have with full or near full HDDs. With a 1TB HDD, you're gonna see that "bogging down" effect a lot quicker.

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  20. Aug 3, 2011 #1420 of 3467
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    That was why I offered to answer questions by PM, Scott. If any more pop up on this thread, I will answer them by PM.

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