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External hard drive content and new receivers


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#1 OFFLINE   l_lamb

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:14 PM

We have had an HR20-700 since 2006. In 2009 we added an external drive because the internal drive was starting to go out. Last week we purchased a 3D television and were told by DirecTV that the HR20 would not work with 3D programming. We received an HR23-700 as a replacement yesterday and got it configured. However, we keep getting an expired access card error when we try to watch anything recorded on the old external drive. A red button reset clears the error, but we still can't watch anything off of the drive.

I told the rep last week that we had an external drive and he didn't say anything about not being able to watch what we've recorded. So, I guess my question is: Is there any way to watch the programs we've got recorded on another source like a PC? I can deal with resetting all of the season passes but I would like to be able to watch what we have recorded. Any help would be appreciated.
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DirecTV since 03/06/2000
Philips DirecTiVo since 04/01/2004
HR20-700 since 09/26/2006
Sony KP-51WS500 RP HDTV
Sony STR-DE825 5.1 receiver

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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

Only the dvr that recorded the programs can play them back. No exceptions, no workarounds. Sorry.

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#3 OFFLINE   PokerJoker

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:47 PM

Yep, you're pretty much screwed here. :(

I think I heard that content actually recorded via the off-the-air tuner (using an antenna) on the HR20 is not scrambled and might still be viewable. But if it came off a satellite channel, you're SOL.

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#4 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:25 PM

OTA recordings are the only recordings that can be viewed on a different DVR than they were recorded on on a natively attached drive.

#5 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:01 PM

You can't watch recordings (being scrambled by unique key for each DVR) on other DVR, regardless if it belong your account or not.




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