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Hopper External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by HD IS MY LIFE, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 15, 2012 #1 of 148
    HD IS MY LIFE

    HD IS MY LIFE Cool Member

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    I'm getting 2 Hoppers With 2 Joeys installed next week and i'm just wondering if i can continue using both external hard drives that i currently have on my 922 with the Hopper without losing my recordings
     
  2. Mar 15, 2012 #2 of 148
    Stewart Vernon

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    Yes. you are supposed to be able to use 622/722/922 external hard drives w/ content on a Hopper installation. I guess we won't know 100% for sure until some customers go through it, though.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2012 #3 of 148
    P Smith

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    Interesting, would you return back H/J boxes if your EHD will not work ?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 #4 of 148
    WynsWrld98

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    I did a chat with DISH online today and they said a 722 DVR's external hard drive would work with the new Hopper. I want confirmation about this as well before jumping in. Someone who was in beta test for Hopper who did it perhaps can post to confirm??
     
  5. Mar 15, 2012 #5 of 148
    P Smith

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    There was such reports, I did read them. So, yes it's works.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2012 #6 of 148
    kstevens

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    I had my hopper/joey installed yesterday. I was going to copy recordings to an external hd, but the regional manager (who came to my house for the install since I was the first in his region to get it) said the vip dvr's used a different format and was not compatible with the hopper. So I didn't bother copying them down...
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 #7 of 148
    Joe Bernardi

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    The Hopper recognizes and uses the EHD that I had been using with a 922.

    There is no problem between a Hopper and an EHD that was used on any VIP receiver (622, 722, 922).
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 #8 of 148
    steff3

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    Am I understanding that it is possible to retain recordings saved on an ext hdd and play them on a new/different box (in the event of a box failure for example)?
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 #9 of 148
    P Smith

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    yes
     
  10. Mar 16, 2012 #10 of 148
    clotter

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    Will the Joeys also play content from the EHD?
     
  11. Mar 16, 2012 #11 of 148
    P Smith

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    Yes, thru h2k as they are pure clients and can't do anything without it (at least for now)
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 #12 of 148
    steff3

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    Thanks P Smith...this is huge for me and something not curently allowed with my D* DVR's
     
  13. Mar 16, 2012 #13 of 148
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    The EHD must be from a receiver active on your account and of a like receiver family (722, 622, 922, Hopper).

    It will not work on other DVRs or 211/211k. If plugged into the receiver it will ask if you want to reformat. Thanks.

     
  14. Mar 16, 2012 #14 of 148
    steff3

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    Yes, that is what I was understanding and I think this is a great function.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2012 #15 of 148
    Tortolita

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    I know the EHD I use with a 211 will have to be reformatted, but will I have to pay again to use the EHD with the Hopper?
     
  16. Mar 16, 2012 #16 of 148
    Stewart Vernon

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    I haven't seen for sure... but they eliminated the EHD fee for 622/722/922 receivers, so I have to assume no EHD fee for the Hopper either.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2012 #17 of 148
    Joe Bernardi

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    Correct, there is no fee for using an EHD with the Hopper.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2012 #18 of 148
    duffasaurus

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    I had a Hopper and 3 joeys installed on Friday morning and also was concerned whether or not my EHD from my 722 would transfer to the Hopper. The day before the install, I called Dish CSR/Tech support about 10 times and only one out of ten confirmed the data would transfer! Don't you think everyone at Dish should be on the same page? :confused:
    P.S. It took 3 techs from a Dish contractor 5 hours to install 1 Hopper & 3 Joeys!
     
  19. Mar 17, 2012 #19 of 148
    P Smith

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    And your 722's EHD working fine. Right ? I see you omitted to inform us ;).
     
  20. Mar 17, 2012 #20 of 148
    WynsWrld98

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    What's the maximum size hard drive that can be used as an external hard drive on the Hopper? I did a chat with DISH last night and the person went off to research for a long time and said she couldn't find an answer.
     

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