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Moving DVR Content

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by shael, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Rich

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    That's one of the advantages of using an external HDD. If/when your HR fails, the external HDD retains the SLs and a lot of other info that would be lost using a stock HDD internally. Even if you put a large internal drive in your HR, when the HR goes south you can remove the large internal and put back the stock drive and the larger drive will pass along the SLs and other info to a new HR.

    Of course, if your HDD fails all is lost.

    Rich
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    This is also a reason that I sort what channels get recorded on what DVRs. For example, record all CBS and NBC shows on one unit, all ABC FOX and wb shows on another. Helps with both conflicts and makes it easy to rememeber what shows get recorded where based on channels.
     
  3. dennisj00

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    I just use the voice recorder on the iPhone to read the series manager on the DVRs every couple of months.
     
  4. peds48

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    would pics work better?
     
  5. dennisj00

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    Too much movement between camera / remote. . . and I don't read the inactive ones. Which means I need to go back and clean that up.
     
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    As to why, I've been under the impression that a major reason DIRECTV® is not making it easy-or even possible in many cases- to do what we want wrt archiving is that it runs afoul of a number of content owners wishes/rights. Archiving is not a feature, nor is it a bug.....

    Mileage varies as to how much effort one wants to expend saving videos. For me, zero. Yes, I have a nice backlog of movies I want to see again someday, a few unseen ones, and a few series I haven't watched. But if it all went down the tubes, I'd be sad for a day or two, and then start recording again. Most of the stuff people have saved can be recreated with a bit of effort. There are also a number of folks who've saved stuff that won't be rebroadcast, ever, such as the 1995 Tulsa-Akron FB game that was actually just made up by me, but you get the point.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    you know, Laxguy, we are all vocalizing OUR ideas and habits and priority, own valuable stuff in Internet, at home, in a bar... we could share it, but we shouldn't push other person in same mud pond where we are feel good :D

    if he like red car without power stirring - give him choice to realize that idea!

    if someone prefer archive recordings (he is not selling these ! duh !) - give him the option !
    (dish did that long time ago and they have same content's owner with same restrictions !)

    who need the childish attempts to procure why DTV is not making it ? you never know real reason, why we need to know your own idea what is not a fact at all ?


    perhaps you like work pro bono for the legal/marketing dept ? ;) I don't think so

    there so many times of advocating of 'reason' why DTV/dish/etc doing that or not doing this - I really don't think ppl's energy should go that way, if you are not affiliate with companies either way; the site is a place where we are_customer_ telling our needs, ideas ...
    why they must putting down each time when there is reason to post it ?

    and no reason to pretend to have internal knowledge why it's done or not
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Are you telling me to shut up on this topic? I.a.e., I probably won't.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    no, just don't push other to that pond where you are happy, it' your pond
     
  10. Rich

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    I think you're both right or, at least, both have good points. It is possible to archive content, it's also unnecessary in most cases. I've just about given up on recording HBO, Showtime and Starz scripted shows. They're all right there when you use On-Demand, so why clutter up your DVR with them? Same thing is true for shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Copper and all the other shows that are on NetFlix. We're going to see more and more shows on streaming sites in the future and I'm thinking of unloading my owned 24s WITH the 2TB HDDs in them while they're still worth something. Why worry about archiving when the content is readily avialable and already archived for us?

    Rich
     
  11. Rich

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    By the way, have you read this comic strip today? I thought about you when I read it.

    Rich
     
  12. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Heh. thanks. All right misspelled as alright or allright is a correction I've never made to anyone here, and don't intend to start.

    Easy to remember: "All right is all wrong unless it's two words."

    Now, do'nt get me started on incorrect apostrophe's or gratuitous one's added for a simple plural. :rotfl:
     
  13. davel

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    Like if the Drive starts to fail or the HDMI port pops? it is needed.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    DTV can't go over what dish made [EHD] - afraid-ing of lawsuit from that company's CEO shark
     

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