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Considering getting Genie - question about HDD compatibility

hr24-500 Genie HDD compatibilty

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#1 OFFLINE   BossWolf


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:14 AM

I am told I am entitled to an equipment upgrade as I have had service policy for more than 2 years and have never requested an upgrade, Right now I am using an HR24-500 with a Fantom GreenDrive 2 TB USB 2.0/eSATA External Hard Drive (GD2000EU32) functioning via eSATA hookup. It has worked OK for several years. If I can convince DirecTV that they should provide me with a Genie upgrade .. will my current added external hard drive hook up to and work with the Genie the same as it does with the HR24-500? Will my existing recorded programming be playable on the Genie? If it won't I will probably NOT ask for the upgrade and will continue with the equipment and setup that I have. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:41 AM

Unless it was recorded OTA through an AM21, recorded programming will not work on any other DVR, including if your current one fails and it replaced, including another 24-500. You can add a Genie and keep your current DVR, though this will increase the monthly cost by $9 a month instead of just $3 (assuming you don't already pay the Whole Home DVR fee).

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:17 AM

one day your HR24 will go south and you will loose all of your programing, why not just upgrade today ?

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:01 AM

!devil12:[the questions coming each week, and same answers been given 1000 times ... why ppl can't read it? :shrug: ]

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:38 AM

!devil12:[the questions coming each week, and same answers been given 1000 times ... why ppl can't read it? :shrug: ]

It's the guy's 1st post, probably 1st time here. He didn't see any of the 1000 answers.


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