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Anybody know why recordings made on HD-DVR1 won't play on HD-DVR2??


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#1 OFFLINE   oldbamaguy

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:06 PM

Has anyone managed to play recordings made on HD-DVR1/eSATA1 on
HD-DVR2? Has anyone tried bringing "the card" from HD-DVR1 to HD-DVR2 along with eSATA1? I noticed that the file names of the recordings have the same 5 digit code as part of the file name. You don't suppose that is the key, do you? Here is my next (off-the-wall) plan. I have a used eSATA with recordings on it, nothing important. I have "cleared the decks" and made room for a new HD-DVR. I'm going to use the used eSATA on the new HD-DVR. I plan to record a few things on the new HD-DVR/used eSATA. I plan to check thoroughly my playlist and see what will play and what won't. I then plan to do a "graceful power shutdown" and compare the file names before/after in Linux, the date recorded will make that possible. Then I plan to modify the code number of an old recording to match the code number of the new recordings. Then I want to see what will play. Has anybody tried anything like this?
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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:08 PM

The recordings can only be decrypted by the combination of the card and the chipset of the DVR that recorded it.

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#3 OFFLINE   oldbamaguy

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the prompt response!
Guess I'll file my idea in "file 13".
I was just wondering anyway.
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#4 OFFLINE   ThomasM

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:06 PM

Others have tried various "techniques" to play back or back up recordings made on one DirecTV DVR on a different DVR but it never works. Unlike DISH network which allows you to move your external HDD to any of your DVR's and watch the shows, DirecTV DVR's somehow encode the recording so it will only play on the exact DVR that made the recording.

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