Hi! After many years of faithful service, recording countless hours of kid's cartoons in beautiful HD , my leased VIP622 died. Dish sent the replacement right away. Works fine, etc., etc. Getting ready to run my old unit to the UPS store, but before I do... Is there a known method to transfer recorded events from the old unit to the new, using my PC or an EHD as an intermediary? The PC would have to be involved somewhere, since the old 622 is inaccessably dead. I am NOT trying to decrypt, burn DVDs, anything like that, I just want to watch a season's worth of "Louie", and such. Nothing is irreplaceable, it would just be a shame if I didn't ask. Old unit has a SATA HDD, new unit is on same dish account. Never bothered to activate my EHD function on old unit, either for dumb storage, or playback. Before I ship dead one back, I want to: Connect HDD to PC, with appropriate Linux driver to read the files. Copy files to PC or ext. HD. Put files onto my new 622 HDD, (probably need to go through an external HD formatted for 622 connectivity). First, is this question counter to dbstalk's TaC's? (lock, if so, please) Can someone point me to an appropriate Linux driver? I have no intentions of taking the HDD out of the dead 622, just connecting the cables to my PC, but will this void a dish user agreement? Can I do this? What critical steps am I overlooking? Details like, "First thing, reformat your PC", are quite possibly deal-breakers here... :lol: Thanks all. Been a sporadic lurker for a while.