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Hopper Transfer with Hopper and Sling Adapter

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by KalebD, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. KalebD

    KalebD AllStar

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    Is there anyway to transfer shows from the v1 Hopper with a Sling adapter to an iPad or other portable device?

    I want to be able to view shows recorded on my Hopper without having to use the DishAnywhere app.
     
  2. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

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    As far as I know you have to have the HWS. The software is different and there may be other differences preventing the transfer.
     
  3. KalebD

    KalebD AllStar

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    Has anyone else found another way to transfer shows? I don't want to pay for another hopper just to be able to transfer.
     
  4. KalebD

    KalebD AllStar

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    They should be able to update the app for the rest of us that bought in early.
     
  5. hasbeen29650

    hasbeen29650 Cool Member

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    Their position seems to be that the processing to reformat the content to transfer and present on the mobile device is too great for the processor in the original Hopper. Having seen what it takes to rip and reformat a DVD for playing on an idevice, I can understand how that MIGHT be true.
     
  6. KalebD

    KalebD AllStar

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    So the next question, how can I do the same thing myself, i.e., copy to external drive then convert?
     
  7. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

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    You should check into an upgrade. They were recently upgrading from original to HWS for free with just a new 2 year agreement. Not sure if that deal is still going, but HWS is noticably faster.
     
  8. KalebD

    KalebD AllStar

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    But it's like buying a new computer, lose all recordings and have to reset all timers. Hard drive just died a few months back, so not sure I'm eligible.

    Although I could copy to EHD then back. I'll have to see.
     
  9. thomasjk

    thomasjk Legend

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    You don't have to lose all of your timers. Use the System Wizard to backup all of you timers and settings to the remote. Youi can then restore them to the HWS. The EHD will also migrate to the new machine. Just move all of your recordings to the EHD. Its not necessary to copy them back to the new Hopper. You can play from the EHD.
     
  10. KalebD

    KalebD AllStar

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    Thanks, Thomas! I was not aware of the wizard to save timers.
     
  11. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

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    We upgraded 2 original Hoppers to HWS for free, not even a shipping charge. They mailed them. We offloaded our recordings to our EHD, the new HWS arrived and it was a simple 20 minute replacement process, then downloaded the content from EHD back to the Hoppers. Easy squeezy. And like mentioned timers were all in the remote. The new remotes that came with HWS are in a drawer for when our original remotes wear out.
     
  12. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    The Hopper doesn't have the specs to be able to handle the transfers process which is why it is not coming to Hopper and Sling Adapter.
     

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