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#1 OFFLINE   jckelsey

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:17 AM

I have an external hard drive attached to my 722 receiver with all of my 'keeper' shows.  I want to take that drive to our new house, which is a hopper/joey setup.  When I plug the drive in, it says 'nay' because the new house is actually a different account (under my wife's name).  Dish support says you cant move the drive between a 722 and a hopper regardless of who the account is under...which seems ridiculous ot me.  Is that really the case??

 

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#2 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:40 AM

No, that's not the case at all.  You can use the EHD from a 722 on a Hopper just fine.  But the EHD  is tied to the account number, and since the new home has a new account number, your current EHD's content won't be playable or useable on it.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:45 AM

The type of DVR you hook it up to, is pretty much an irrelevant issue here.  Dish external drives' contents are encrypted with a code that is tied to the account that they are used with.  You can't move an external drive to a different account.  If you have already closed out your old account, then I fear you have also effectively lost all your recorded shows on that hard drive.



#4 OFFLINE   jckelsey

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

The account is still active.  Is there any way to get this data moved?



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

move back to 722, swap internal drives between 722s, make new EHD transfer ...



#6 OFFLINE   RBA

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

In real time transfer the programming to DVDs.  You made the mistake of trying to beat the system with a new account for discounts now you will pay the price with lost programming.



#7 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:59 PM

Your 722 is on a different account than your Hopper/Joey.  As others have said.  This is the problem and there is no way around it.  The EHD is encrypted according to the account it is on and can only be shared by other receivers on that same account.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

while it's looks like making beef from ground beef, but it's practically possible using a method in post#5



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

while it's looks like making beef from ground beef, but it's practically possible using a method in post#5

No, it isn't.

 

First off... this person doesn't have another 722.  He has a 722 on one account and a Hopper on another.

 

Secondly...  if he opens leased receivers to swap hard drives he would risk incurring penalty fees from Dish when they discover he was messing with leased equipment.  He didn't say whether or not he owns his equipment. Assuming that your suggestion works, it would only be available to a small portion of Dish customers that own their own receivers.

 

Thirdly... assuming your solution does work, it would seem to be a violation of terms of service bypassing encryption to swap content from one account to another... and I do not think that is something we should discuss any further.


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#10 OFFLINE   jckelsey

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:16 PM

Correct, only a single 722 and a hopper on a different account.  I didn't know if was just a matter of calling Dish and saying 'I want to move this EHD to a different account'.  No worries if not, I have a workaround.   Thanks for the replies all!



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

jckelsey,

 

Based on the configuration you are explaining, you cannot move an EHD from one home to another DISH receiver on a different account.

 

Here is the reason why, any DISH receivers in your home are under the same key code. When you go to another home they will have a different key code specific to their account. If you have any further questions please let me know and I am happy to help you!






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