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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by JMikeF, Oct 30, 2006.
Can you give us a pointer to this announcement?
Last Saturday, on PBS, Hometime had a show about setting up a media room. Lots of time showing Dish equip and also mentioned that recordings could be archived thru the USB port. Probably by the time the episode has been repeated 10 times...it might be true
Even though it voids the warranty, has anyone successfully upgraded their hard drive?
Yes, but the software doesn't allow you any more disk space. It still slices the same size partition for your recordings.
A co-worker here was just telling me this morning that he was in the menus inside his DVR and he found a new thing that mentioned that he can connect a USB external hard drive and it had "enable - disable" selection. All I know at this time is that it's a non-HD DVR. He said he would call home and try to get his wife to read hime the model number of the DVR.
Is this known? I mean is this showing up but you can't actually SELECT the "enable"?
Now I'm really curious what DVR model he has.
*** edit - update ***
Ok he called home. I probably shouldn't have posted this in the 622 forum because it's a 522 at his house. Now I'm going to check my 625 when I get home and see if I also have this feature listed.
There is an EXT record function that will record to PocketDish instead of to the internal storage or on a non-DVR receiver. Perhaps that is what he is seeing?
No, I just asked him again to describe it. He said it definitely was not Pocket Dish related. He knows what Pocket Dish is. He said this was very specifically telling him he could record to an external USB hard drive with an "enable - disable" selection. I have asked him to check his system info when he gets home and let me know what software/firmware, whatever is shown on that screen.
It certainly has me anxiously waiting to get out of work and get home and check my 625 and see if anything similar is showing up in there.
Well if you can... Ask him to take some screen pictures and post them here. Would be interesting to see them. I would be surprised that USB support would appear on the 625 first.
For clarity.... he's got a 522 ... it's ME that has the 625. How much sense would it make for USB support to hit a 522 first? (I can't say as I've ever personally SEEN a 522)
Even less likely I would expect...
I would bet anything he is talking about the ERD menu item (for pocketdish)
Ok he came in this morning and I asked him what he found out. It is definitely not the ERD for pocket dish. He connected a USB hard drive, it was recognized, and upon recognition it gave him additional options. HOWEVER.... every option he clicked on gave him a message "this feature is not yet supported".
Now... does that mean he has to call Dish and see if they have to "enable" something? It looks like all the functionality is sitting there waiting to be turned on. And unfortunately I did not have an opportunity to check my 625 last night... maybe I'll get to search around in the menu system tonight.
Again... my coworker has a 522.
The 622 has always done that. When you plug in any USB device it will look at the device to see if it contains any photo files (jpg's) that you can upload to the receiver for use with the slideshow facility. It also determines if it is a PocketDish device and offers other options for it.
He's got a 522... not 622.
Same scenario? I've just never seen it before. Maybe I'm getting excited over nothing. I've not paid much attention to this in the past.
Yes, I know he has a 522. You said that sevral times. I never had one of those so I can't comment on what it does but it sounds like what the 622 has always done when you plug in a USB device. It does not sound like anything new.
Ahh... ok. I misunderstood your response above. When you mentioned 622 .... I now realize what you meant.
I've been reading here about everyone waiting for this external hard drive thing to be working and when he mentioned that he found something new in his menu system, well... my ears perked up. Apologies for the false alarm.
Screen shots would be appreciated. It is possible that they are "one step closer" on the 522 (actually having menu options) but it is also likely that it is something old that has been there for a while.
I don't know if these are of any use as they came from a 625 but perhaps they show the feature is in the works?
Oh, could you post pictures when you did the connection ( or just re-connect for that) ?
Here you go.