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HR34 and External eSATA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ebaylus, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. ebaylus

    ebaylus New Member

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    Hello,
    I've been reading alot of the posts, and I'm a bit confused.... I see some contradictory info, and want to check. If I want to add an external HD to my HR34, I LOOSE ACCESS to the recorded shows on the internal HD ?? Is this correct? So, I would have to reboot the DVR to watch a show on the internal HD?? a 10-15 min process...

    tell me it ain't so!!!!

    gene
     
  2. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    You "lose" access to the recordings on the internal drive while booted to the external. Its not add-on storage like the DISH method, it replaces the internal HDD.
     
  3. ebaylus

    ebaylus New Member

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    can I copy the shows onto the external, so I can watch previously recorded shows, as well as new shows?? It requires a reboot when switching?? I've got over 100 hrs of Bonanza, what is watched daily, but I need to watch the newely recorded showes as well.... do I need to / can I - get a bigger internal HD ??
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    You can use either the internal or the external but not both at the same time. If you OWN the HR34, not lease, then you can get a bigger internal drive but you still can only use either 1 or the other, not both at the same time.
     
  5. ebaylus

    ebaylus New Member

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    OK, so the DVR cannot copy shows to the external HD. My idea was to clear off some room and have the showes available when I needed them. The reboot time needed kills the deal. This should be a "plug in the external HD, and have more space" deal...
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You are probably 123,527th person who wrote this on the site :D
     
  7. ebaylus

    ebaylus New Member

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    :p , but tell me I'm / we're wrong!

    :)

    Thanks for clearing that up, guys!
     
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    You could buy whatever seasons you need/want for about $30-$45 per season.
     
  9. ebaylus

    ebaylus New Member

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    but that's not really the point. And if I already paid to have them (DTv), then why should I have to 'buy' them again.......
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    because providers want to convert whole system to cinema model: for each particular viewing you must pay for a ticket !
     
  11. inazsully

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    Gee, maybe 123,528 will make them see the light. Nah!
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Because the shows on your DVR are "rented" you don't own them. If you really want to keep them for the long haul, you really have to buy them.
     

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