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External hard drive for Directv receivers


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#1 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:32 AM

Ok I've got a friend who has a h24-100 dying and they have a service call set up to get it replaced, but of course they're lamenting the loss of all their recordings. Question is can they get an external hard drive and transfer their recordings to it and then be able to watch their recordings off that hard drive when it's hooked up to the replacement receiver? I tried to look this up using the search but the threads it pointed me too were very long and I was hoping someone would be nice enough just to give me a quick answer here, thanks in advance!




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#2 OFFLINE   kaminar

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:42 AM

In a word, no. The internal HDD (hard drive) is bound to that receiver. It cannot be copied or relocated. Tell your friend that time is of the essence--aka, use it or lose it. As will all DVRs, storage is temporary...there was never any implication the recordings would last forever, nor is it meant to be used to store recordings for long periods.

 

There may be some built-in diagnostics and/or repair apps that can extend the HDD life a bit, and experts on this board are better able to guide you in that direction.

 

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Edited by kaminar, 18 August 2014 - 07:43 AM.


#3 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:50 AM

That's what I needed to know, thanks for the quick reply!




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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

Just to add: The external drives that some use to increase storage: they also cannot be played on a DVR other than the one that recorded on it. 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:03 PM

Unless it's over the air recordings. Those can be transferred.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:27 AM

Either a capture device or Hauppauge HD PVR device,  or DVD Recorders with HDD in them,  are only ways to keep recordings.


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