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Is it possible to transfer recordings from old dvr to new dvr?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. mkdtv21

    mkdtv21 Legend

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    I know this has been discussed many times and I should probably know the answer but I was never in this situation before. I have an r22 and will be upgrading to hd and getting an hd dvr. But I have tons of things on it that I don't want to lose on my current r22 that I will need on the new dvr. So is this possible and how would you do it?
     
  2. Kevin F

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    Negative.


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  3. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

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    You can keep both receivers. Also, when you do, the R22 will become HD capable.

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  4. mkdtv21

    mkdtv21 Legend

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    Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    They are tied to the original DVR, even if an external drive. One option is to keep the r22, though this will add $6 extra to your bill. The R22 would also become an HR21. You would have to keep the actual HD box for this to happen.
     
  6. mobamoba

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    The other option - easy though time consuming - is to simply transfer the recordings using a real-time recording solution (like one of those USB to S-video/analog-audio converters that Pinnacle sells for like $40). That would allow you to move your recordings to a computer, save them as MPEGs or MP4s, and do whatever you wanted with them.
     
  7. Rich650

    Rich650 New Member

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    The Hard drives I have only have an E Sata input/output connection. Is it possible to transfer the recorded material to a computer for replay on a hd tv?
     
  8. doctrsnoop

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    Not really. Perhaps if you know an elite level encryptions specialist.
     
  9. bpratt

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    If you want to transfer your recordings to a PC and still maintain HD quality, you can use a device like the Hauppauge 1212. I transfer recordings all the time and then save them to a blu-ray disc or a DVD using AVCHD format. They can then be played back on a blu-ray player or viewed directly on your PC.
     
  10. Shades228

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    Considering you still have to do it real time he's better off just watching what's on the DVR.
     

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