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Transfer series manager settings from DVR A to DVR B

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by RoberMR, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. sb999

    sb999 Cool Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    This. A thousand times this. Our DVRs are nearly always net-connected. We can control them from the Internet - tell them what programs to record and such from Directv's web site or smart phones. No reason they can't receive and store settings from the DVR to be able to restore them if needed for a failure or replacement. Or the data could be stored on a smart phone for that matter. We're not talking content here. At least I'm not. All I care about are the settings.
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Networking is pushed hard, but it isn't required in all situations. It also requires that the new machine and the old machine are on speaking terms (not always the case with a DVR that is being replaced). The age-old suggestion of backing up to "the cloud" could work but it requires an Internet connection where there might not be one.

    The "other guys" use a bidirectional remote to store the recording preferences and as long as you back it up before it is to late, it works pretty well. The "other guys" also provide a method of archiving the content for playback on (or transfer to) a new DVR.
  3. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    The best workaround so far is to take photos of the SL list pages. Not great; you still have to recreate them. And if a DVR dies suddenly, its too late. But that idea at least works and is not a pipe dream we are all holding our breath for.

    Not a fanboy, but if Apple had bought Tivo and DTV things would be very different by now; probably much more like the vision we have seen on this thread.

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