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New Hopper, transfer PTAT shows to an external HD?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by TD22057, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. TD22057

    TD22057 Cool Member

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    I just received a new Hopper w/ sling to replace my old Hopper and I'm trying to copy over all of our recordings using an external HD. I can move all the recordings over except the ones currently in the PTAT buffer (prime time shows we have a timer for but that are still from the last 8 days). Those shows do not show up in the menu for moving shows to the external HD.

    How can I copy over PTAT shows that I have a timer for to the external HD?

    I was wondering if I change the PTAT "keep" setting to 1 or 0 (not sure 0 is possible) days if it might move shows over to my side of the HD so I can move them but I'm worried it might just erase them and we don't want to lose those shows.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TD22057

    TD22057 Cool Member

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    Another thought: If I activate the new Hopper, do I lose the ability to play PTAT shows off the old Hopper?
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    In order to move something off the DVR that was recorded during PTAT... I believe you have to "save" (keep) it AND wait the full 8 days for it to roll off the PTAT menu. Until that happens, it is not an independent recording that can be archived.

    If you deactivate a receiver, I think you will lose the ability to access DVR recordings on it.
     
  4. TD22057

    TD22057 Cool Member

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    Well I can confirm that deactivating the receiver doesn't shut you out. I can still watch shows on the DVR (I did unplug everything before deactivation though). I heard from someone that lowering the PTAT buffer from 8 days to 2 days works... but the stupid Hopper says that since it doesn't have guide data anymore I can't even access the PTAT settings page. So who knows if the 8 day expiration will even be checked anymore. I guess Dish isn't getting my old Hopper back anytime soon...
     
  5. productofusa

    productofusa New Member

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    When you do eventually send it back be sure to keep your shipping receipt, (maybe you do anyway) as I just got an email from dish saying they had deducted $400 from my bank account for failure to return a broken hopper from like 6 or 8 weeks ago.
    The whole experience I had with dish having to do with said hopper was less than stellar, so for some reason I did keep the shipping receipt (I usually don't, im dumb that way lol), I'm sure I could have sorted things out with out the paper reciept but it certainly made things easier! Heads up my friend!
     

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