Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:08 AM
No one disputes the desirability of account based "freedom to move". Since, however, there is not even snail's pace progress on this, there are very limited options:
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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