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#1 OFFLINE   marcodtv

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

I have HR 24 but I record a lot and I am thinking about buying an external hard drive.

Question is once I unplug the external hard drive, can I access its content if I hook it to my computer?



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#2 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:24 AM

No !



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:57 AM

And keep in mind, currently, if your DVR goes bad and needs replaced, the recordings on the external will not be playable on the replacement DVR, unless they were OTA recordings through an AM21.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:03 PM

also keep in mind if your big HDD with many events recorded will go down you'll lost a lot !



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:11 PM

The recordings are encrypted to the the DVR that made the recordings. so without the original DVR, those recordings are useless.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:00 AM

thank you everyone! I am a satellite dummie ;)



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

no worries, we are here to help
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

You're saying even if you replace with the same receiver, the ext HDD recordings are useless?

 

 

The recordings are encrypted to the the DVR that made the recordings. so without the original DVR, those recordings are useless.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:13 PM

we are telling the fact here all last 7 years, since the HRxx DVRs start loosing drives


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:15 PM

You're saying even if you replace with the same receiver, the ext HDD recordings are useless?


NOt quite. while you can copy content from one drive to another to be in the SAME receiver works fine, it is a tedious process. however, you cannot copy content from one drive to another and use the copied drive in another DVR
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:18 PM

it's teduius for some talkers :D

 

when you start doing that it would be a breeze !



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:29 PM

it's teduius for some talkers :D

when you start doing that it would be a breeze !


same goes for aligning dishes. it is tedious for the uninitiated, but very easy for the pros.
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