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#1 OFFLINE   ebaylus

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Hello,

  I've been reading alot of the posts, and I'm  a bit confused.... I see some contradictory info, and  want to check.  If I want to add an external HD to my HR34, I LOOSE ACCESS to the recorded shows on the internal HD ??  Is this correct?  So, I would have to reboot the DVR to watch a show on the internal HD??  a 10-15 min process...

 

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#2 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

You "lose" access to the recordings on the internal drive while booted to the external.  Its not add-on storage like the DISH method, it replaces the internal HDD.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

can I copy the shows onto the external, so I can watch previously recorded shows, as well as new shows??  It requires a reboot when switching??  I've got over 100 hrs of Bonanza, what is watched daily, but I need to watch the newely recorded showes as well.... do I need to /  can I   - get a bigger internal HD ??



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:31 AM

You can use either the internal or the external but not both at the same time.   If you OWN the HR34, not lease, then you can get a bigger internal drive but you still can only use either 1 or the other, not both at the same time.


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#5 OFFLINE   ebaylus

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

OK, so the DVR cannot copy shows to the external HD.  My idea was to clear off some room and have the showes available when I needed them.  The reboot time needed kills the deal.  This should be a "plug in the external HD, and have more space" deal...



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

OK, so the DVR cannot copy shows to the external HD.  My idea was to clear off some room and have the showes available when I needed them.  The reboot time needed kills the deal.  This should be a "plug in the external HD, and have more space" deal...

You are probably 123,527th person who wrote this on the site :D



#7 OFFLINE   ebaylus

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:03 PM

:P   , but tell me I'm / we're wrong!

 

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Thanks for clearing that up, guys!



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

can I copy the shows onto the external, so I can watch previously recorded shows, as well as new shows??  It requires a reboot when switching??  I've got over 100 hrs of Bonanza, what is watched daily, but I need to watch the newely recorded showes as well.... do I need to /  can I   - get a bigger internal HD ??

You could buy whatever seasons you need/want for about $30-$45 per season.


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#9 OFFLINE   ebaylus

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

but that's not really the point.  And if I already paid to have them (DTv), then why should I have to 'buy' them again.......


Edited by ebaylus, 21 April 2013 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

because providers want to convert whole system to cinema model: for each particular viewing you must pay for a ticket !



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

You are probably 123,527th person who wrote this on the site :D

Gee, maybe 123,528 will make them see the light.  Nah!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

but that's not really the point.  And if I already paid to have them (DTv), then why should I have to 'buy' them again.......

Because the shows on your DVR are "rented" you don't own them. If you really want to keep them for the long haul, you really have to buy them.


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