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Hr20/21 & Esata

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Blitz68, Oct 18, 2007.

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  1. Blitz68

    Blitz68 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 19, 2006
    If I record some stuff on an ESATA drive can I move it from my DVR to a friends so we can watch what I have recorded?
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    It will not work. You will be able to see the recordings in the playlist but they will not play.
  3. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    No.......copyright issues/protection. D* will pretty much never enable that. The drive is "married" up w/ the receiver.
  4. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    It would be nice if there was away to get account information from the access card in the HR20 and save the info to the hard drive. Than if you connect it to another HR20 in the house it will know that it is the same account and let it work.

    This way if your HR20 goes bad and you need a replacement than you will not lose your recordings.
  5. 2000voltz

    2000voltz Legend

    Sep 21, 2007
    wouldn't it be better to say the recorded content is married to the reciever, because the favorites and SL's will work with any reciever. (hr-20 anyway)
  6. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

    Nov 29, 2005

    Well.....in the context of the OP question it fits. But your statement is more accurate overall. :)

    Yes....the would be a nice feature/capability.
  7. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    If I only had $0.05
  8. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    I guess we could be happy the remote doesn't have a "Window" button......
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Is anyone still waiting for MRV on his DirecTiVo?
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    :lol: !rolling !rolling !rolling :lol:
  11. rsblaski

    rsblaski Icon

    Jul 6, 2003
    Southern Nevada
    In another thread, someone came up with what I believe would be the ultimate implementation of MRV.
    Any linked dvr would be able to record to/access from any other dvr. All would have the same play lists, or in another suggestion, playlists listed by dvr or composite, possibly using tabs. Any recording request, either manual or SL would be handled by any tuner on any dvr that was not busy at that time.
    In simple terms, if I was watching dvr 1, I could make a recording request from the Guide. If both tuners on dvr 1 already had recordings scheduled for the time of the request, a tuner on dvr 2 or 3 would record the request. At the time the request was made, the request would appear on the "to do" list of all dvrs. When the recording was completed, it would show up on the PL of all dvrs and be accessible by all.
    And if D* doesn't lift the 50 SL limit, the limit would be 50x(# of dvrs).
    If this came to pass, I would be a VERY happy camper.
  12. kalrith

    kalrith Cool Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    This would be the ultimate for me as well. I want to be able to watch a different program on two TVs at the same time, which would require two receivers. I'd like to go ahead and get two HR20s so that I can record four shows at once. As it is right now, I'd probably be recording a lot of shows on both DVRs because of no MVR. It would be great to be able to set up all of the recordings on one HR20 and have it basically act as a DVR with 4 tuners.
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