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HR-34 with external E-sata drive


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#1 OFFLINE   Beckzilla

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

OK, I had a HR-24 hooked with an external esata drive and then purchased a HR-34. I accidentally hooked up the external to my new HR-34 when I fired it up. Now I cannot read any of the many recordings I had from the HR-24. Did I just screw myself on the recordings that were on the external or?
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#2 OFFLINE   west99999

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

accidentally


How does that happen? You prob should have read up on what would happen before you tried that.

#3 OFFLINE   Beckzilla

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

It's the human element.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

All recordings are encrypted to a special chip on the receiver main board, and may be played ONLY on the receiver that recorded the files

Moving a drive to a different receiver, with a different encryption chip, is a BAD idea... unless you know in advance that the old recordings are no longer needed

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

All recordings are encrypted to a special chip on the receiver main board, and may be played ONLY on the receiver that recorded the files


So if they are encrypted to a special chip, then in theory moving the drive back to the original receiver should allow them to be decrypted once again, unless directv has decided this is an attempt to pirate the recordings... :mad:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

OK, I had a HR-24 hooked with an external esata drive and then purchased a HR-34. I accidentally hooked up the external to my new HR-34 when I fired it up. Now I cannot read any of the many recordings I had from the HR-24. Did I just screw myself on the recordings that were on the external or?



As long as you did not reformat the drive once hooked to the new HR34, you will be able to just rehook the drive back the the origional HR24 and everything should be back to normal giving you the ability to replay anything origionally recorded from that DVR.

Again, current DirecTV policy is to only allow the playback of recordings on the DVR that origionally recorded them. Until their policy changes and a corresponding firmware update is made this will remain the case.

The problem truely falls on that when a DVR just fails/dies, there is no way to recover any of the recordings at all. It should be tied to the account, NOT a particular receiver!

Several requests to do away with this policy have constantly been made over the past few years; falling on deaf ears thus far.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

As was said above, unless the HR34 reformatted the drive when you connected it up, moving it back to the HR24 will allow you to play all the recordings just fine.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

As was said above, unless the HR34 reformatted the drive when you connected it up, moving it back to the HR24 will allow you to play all the recordings just fine.


Well switched it back to the HR-24 and all recordings are gone. What would make the new HR-34 automatically reformat the drive. Looks like I am screwed.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Well switched it back to the HR-24 and all recordings are gone. What would make the new HR-34 automatically reformat the drive. Looks like I am screwed.


With the HR34 having "Genie Recommends" the partitioning is most likely different than an HR24 so the HR34 had the need to re-partition.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

Well switched it back to the HR-24 and all recordings are gone. What would make the new HR-34 automatically reformat the drive. Looks like I am screwed.


Yup, looks like you "accidentally" screwed yourself.




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