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DVR to hard drive

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#1 OFFLINE   barb1236


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Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:22 PM

Have a dish dvr VIP622 and bought a 250g hard drive to record programs on that are recorded on the dvr. The dvr doesn't recognize the hard drive. Strange because I can put in a flash drive and it recognizes that I have put something in the usb port.

What must I do to get the hard drive recognized by the dvr and then record from the dvr to the hard drive?:(:rolleyes:)

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#2 OFFLINE   scooper


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Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:31 PM

You have to call Dish and have that option added (and pay the $40 fee to do so).
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...


#3 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:29 PM

It recognizes a flash drive because you can put pictures off a flash drive onto the DVR's drive.

Also the EHD has to be reformatted (if this is a used drive with FAT or NTFS it will have to be wiped and reformatted to Dish' specifications). This will happen automatically after you agree to pay the one time $39.95 fee. The 800# to call shows up on the screen saver as one of the messages that float across the screen when the 622 is turned off.

Not all EHD's are compatible with a ViP DVR. I use a Seagate 1.5TB (which is larger than they recommend but it works). A compatible drive has to be fast enough to playback programming directly off the drive. It also has to be a single platter drive (i.e. not spanned). If you record mainly HD programming a 250gb drive will fill up before you know it.
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#4 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:02 PM

"It also has to be a single platter drive " -> quite incorrect.

Should be stated as single LUN drive, ie one spindle type.

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