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Will HR21 playback recorded shows without being connected to the dish?


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#1 OFFLINE   Indiana627

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

Will the HR21 playback recorded shows if it's not connected to the dish but is active on the account?

Also, can it record OTA via the AM21 if it's not connected to the dish? (Of course it wouldn't be getting guide data then would it? So it wouldn't know what to record. I guess that answers that question.)
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Family Room: HR24-100; WD10EVCS 1TB drive in Antec MX-1; connected via HDMI to Denon AVR-2313CI; 5.1 setup with Boston Acoustics A250 fronts, A225C center, A25 surrounds, ASW650 sub; video to Sony 52W4100 via HDMI; hardwired to Linksys WRT54G
Bedroom: HR21-200 with AM21 & Philips PHDTV1 Antenna, HDMI to Dynex 32" TV; hardwired to Linksys WRT54G
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#2 ONLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:03 AM

Generally, no. There are some tricky ways to enable playback without a satellite connection for a short time, but I don't think it's worth the bother. These DVRs are essentially boat anchors without an active satellite connection. Same for off-air recording using the AM21.
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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#3 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:06 AM

It may playback for about thirty days at which time it loses authorization and quits.

I can only assume that you have a need to watch the programs at a remote location where only OTA is available, right?
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:17 PM

Will the HR21 playback recorded shows if it's not connected to the dish but is active on the account?


If the receiver starts up with a sat connection, but loses it, it will continue to work (i.e., play back recorded content) until its authorization expires, which means anywhere from a couple of days to about 30 days.

If it starts without a sat connection, you probably won't be able to do anything.

#5 OFFLINE   Indiana627

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:31 PM

I was asking because I may replace my HR21 with an HR24 but wanted to know if I could finish watching recorded content on the HR21 after I swap it out for the HR24.
Mark

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Family Room: HR24-100; WD10EVCS 1TB drive in Antec MX-1; connected via HDMI to Denon AVR-2313CI; 5.1 setup with Boston Acoustics A250 fronts, A225C center, A25 surrounds, ASW650 sub; video to Sony 52W4100 via HDMI; hardwired to Linksys WRT54G
Bedroom: HR21-200 with AM21 & Philips PHDTV1 Antenna, HDMI to Dynex 32" TV; hardwired to Linksys WRT54G
(1) Slimline 3 LBN dish (2 lines direct to each HR2x. No multiswitch.)
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#6 ONLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:44 PM

I was asking because I may replace my HR21 with an HR24 but wanted to know if I could finish watching recorded content on the HR21 after I swap it out for the HR24.


You'll want to keep your HR21 connected and authorized until you've watched everything. Or copy its recordings to a DVD Recorder or VCR.
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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