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Future: transferring recordings via Whole Home DVR network?
Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:02 PM
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:41 AM
That's not about me but EHD archiving by dish.
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DirecTV Customer Since 1996
Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:44 AM
Swapping drives is such a daunting process, it really isn't much of an option.
I guess technically archiving is available with DirecTV as well. All you need are multiple eSATA drives. Swap as needed.
The fact that it depends on the long-term survival of the box that recorded it makes it even less attractive.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:08 AM
1. Kludgey copy to dvd approaches.This works for absolutely must have, can't replace program content.
2. Multiple DVRs with large drives and mirror the recordings. This improves the odds, but is not as safe as #1 above.
The bottom line for me is that a single large drive is of limited use, in that it can't be relied upon to store recordings long term. Even though I have one (2 TB), and like it, I don't regard it as long term (reliable) storage, as it depends solely on the source DVR.
It's a catch 22, until D* grants account based authorization for moving content. I'm not holding my breath.
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