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Viewing my external HDs on a computer instead of my 722???


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#26 OFFLINE   DBS Commando

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:25 PM

Or you could buy a DVD recorder and burn everything on your EHD's. . .

This might be a little more expensive than buying a sling though. One bad thing about getting a sling is that you have to worry about internet connectivity. . .

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#27 OFFLINE   jedipastor

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

Thanks, but he main issue is that I want my HD to be HD--a dvd recorded would not give me HD.

Another option would be to buy an HD video capture card for my computer, and record all the content on my external drives...but this would take FOREVER.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:50 AM

Thanks, but he main issue is that I want my HD to be HD--a dvd recorded would not give me HD.

Another option would be to buy an HD video capture card for my computer, and record all the content on my external drives...but this would take FOREVER.


Does the SLingBox "sling" HD yet? I know it passes the content of the channels... but last time I looked, it did not stream HD video as HD.

Also, as for asking a friend to hook up your external drive... that isn't going to work. The external hard drives are "married" to your account, so the only way to view your archived content is from a Dish receiver currently on your account. If you give the external drive to a friend on a different Dish account, he would have to reformat the drive (losing all your recordings) to use it.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:24 AM

The DRM issue discussion will be going on ad nauseam.

To solve the problem, boycott everything Sony particularly blu-ray until there is a Sony manufactured blu-ray recorder that does not honor DRM protecting Sony-owned media (don't hold your breath).

Among the largest major media conglomerates, Sony is the most obnoxious about DRM and owns the licensing rights to the HD video disk system we are all stuck with. People seem to pretend Sony's DRM obsession is unknown when, in fact, (a) this is the company that illegally screwed with peoples computers to protect its music cd's and (B) had to recall a bunch of dvds that turned out to be protected so well they wouldn't even run on some Sony DVD players. See here.

Under the current legal system there is only one way to obtain HD programming to share - buy the BluRay DVD at retail and pass it around.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:38 AM

Yes.. Lets not go down the DRM road and who are the evil players.. There is plenty of blame the consumers can dish out and it does not all fall into one company (Pun fully intended). For purpose of this thread.. Lets keep the solutions suggested to legal methods and lets avoid the DRM is evil rathole that phrelin refers to.

As to offering up a solution. Pherlin is pretty accurate... There really is not a viable cost effective solution to make your HD content transportable. I think if that is the goal I would suggest looking at SD alternatives because they require a lot less space in terms of storage, there are a lot more solutions to solve the problem, and next to the alternative of no content the SD solution does appear more appealing.
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#31 OFFLINE   jedipastor

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:25 AM

Great, so I'm totally out of luck. I wish I wouldn't have wasted all that money on those external hard drives.

I suppose I should have realized that when something is advertised as "free" like "Get your own HD DVR for Free..." it doesn't mean it.




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