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Offline 722k as an EHD server?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by 722921, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Feb 1, 2013 #1 of 13
    722921

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    So I have a 722k that can't be used as a receiver, but can it work offline to just play EHD recordings?
    Or can I transfer EHD recordings to it and play them w/o any inputs?
     
  2. Feb 1, 2013 #2 of 13
    harsh

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    If the DVR isn't active, it won't see the EHD.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2013 #3 of 13
    722921

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    Last time I hooked it up, there were some recordings that could still be played IIRC...
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #4 of 13
    sremick

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    I don't believe it'll work. When I went on "Dish Pause" recently, all recordings on my external HDD (most of my movies) became unavailable. Much to my anger. Since recordings on the DVR's internal HDD were totally accessible.

    Dish has opted to incorporate no ability to access an external HDD without an active account, for no sensible/fair reason.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 #5 of 13
    harsh

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    What part of this do you see as unfair? Should they allow you to view recordings you've stacked up in anticipation of pausing your service?

    It seems like they're being somewhat generous by not asking for the equipment back and forcing you to create a new account the next time around.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2013 #6 of 13
    Hoosier205

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    ...you don't own the contents of either drive.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2013 #7 of 13
    puckwithahalo

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    Do you have more than one receiver on the account? If so, then only one receiver stays "active" during a pause, and the receiver has to be active for the EHD function to work as that function is tied to the account, whereas the recordings on the internal drive are not.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2013 #8 of 13
    722921

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    So any active dvr can be backfilled with EHD content and be used offsite to enjoy recordings, say, while on vacation in the middle of nowhere?
     
  9. Feb 8, 2013 #9 of 13
    P Smith

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    It should - you do support your account and have same rights as before the move.
     
  10. P Smith

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    Now make next logical step and tell us : you can't record events to VCR or standalone DVD recorder for own use ...
     
  11. sremick

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    The "unfairness" comes from the arbitrary distinction between what's on one HDD (internal) versus the other (external). As a matter of fact, they DO let you view recordings while on "pause"... as long as they don't happen to be currently residing on the external HDD. Doesn't matter on the nature of the recording or what channel it was recorded from: all that matters is the random distinction of whether you happened to be storing them at that moment on the internal DVR HDD or the external HDD.

    Whatever their "logic" is, it's not being applied evenly. If recordings are allowed, or not allowed, it shouldn't MATTER what HDD, subfolder, or anything else they're in.
     
  12. coldsteel

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    The issue is with how the EHD tag is applied. It requires an active-programming account, with some core package, the HDDVR is required to be listed as active on the account and connected to the satellite signal. Pause doesn't give the core package criteria.

    Sorry, it sucks, but that's a choice made by guys in nice suits in nice offices. Hoosier, out of curiosity, what's the criteria for DirecTV's EHD functionality?
     
  13. P Smith

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    There is no EHD per se. It's a replacement of internal.
     

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