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Watch recorded shows on another receiver

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Karesz, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Karesz

    Karesz New Member

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    This looks like a business decision to me. Seemingly all technical parts are there already, i.e. content protection (sneakernet works only for receivers on the same account) and networking, but for some reason it is better for Dish if the users have multiple independent receivers.
     
  2. HotRod19579

    HotRod19579 AllStar

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    I have been reading about the 922 and this is the first mention I have ran across about the "lack of IR remote". I also have a programmable remote, MX-850, and I am concerned that if I upgrade the IR codes will no longer work with the 922. Is that the case?
     
  3. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

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    IR does work with the 922. You have to turn on the option in the remote settings, but it does work.
     
  4. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    We're getting into a 922 discussion here. Please post general 922 questions in the proper forum.
     
  5. killzone

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    You're definitely not alone in this. I was really hoping they would come out with a decent Home Network DVR. The closest thing out there these days is the Moxi 2 which has 3 tuners in it and can be expanded to around 6TB. You can then buy moxi mates for each additional TV you want to view on. The only thing holding me back on it is i need 4 tuners and i'd have to switch to Fios or cable.

    Dish should really come out with a DVR like this or at the very least allow recordings to be shared across DVRs.
     
  6. RAD

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    Have you checked out DirecTV's Multi Room Viewing feature, http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/directv/technology/multiroom ? You can have up to 8 HD DVR's on the network, or just 1 HD DVR and a HD receiver and view HD content on any of them. So if you got two HD DVR's that's the four HD DBS tuners you say you need and either box can view content recorded on the other.
     
  7. killzone

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    No, I hadn't seen that yet. That is very close. Well I suppose it does do what I'm looking for. The only problem is that it only has 2 tuners so I would need 2 of those plus 1 more receiver. I really hate they way they structure the fees around additional receivers and such. It makes me feel very ripped off. I know it's not any different with Dish unfortunately.

    With the Moxi 2 however, you just need to pay for 1 M-Card and wouldn't have to pay any additional fees (since the network receivers only play back what is on the main unit and arent receivers in and of themselves). Additionally it can stream audio and video from any DLNA server. They did a really good design on it. Just 1 more tuner and it would be perfect. I'm going to have to really give it some thought.
     
  8. RAD

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    For the DLNA server part, go to the DirecTV site and check out MediaShare. It's not perfect but for me it does OK playing MP3's and viewing JPEG's from my PC's. The video streaming needs a lot of work yet, but it sort of works.
     
  9. dmspen

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    Has anyone tried using a USB flash drive as an external Hard drive and transfer movies from one dvr to another? A 32gb flash drive could hold quite a few flicks.
     
  10. harsh

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    This is not supported.

    DISH Network requires that the USB 2.0 connected drive be 50GB or larger.
     
  11. phrelin

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    Not to mention, the device has to have its own power supply.
     
  12. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

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    That's an interesting question. USB flash drives are available in capacities larger than 50GB. Of course, they're expensive as all get out. Probably a 1TB drive would be cheaper. Still, it's an interesting question.
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yeah... I know a Western Digital Passport 320GB drive can be had for cheaper than a 64GB USB thumb drive... so probably a test scenario not likely to come up except for someone bored with a lot of money to waste!
     
  14. TulsaOK

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    I'm halfway there. :)
     
  15. harsh

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    There's certainly power there to run a thumb drive; just not enough for a Winchester mechanism. I'm pretty sure thumb drives can be used for other purposes already.
     
  16. Bigg

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    Dish's not supporting MRV has nothing to do with DRM. The EHD method already supports it, all they need to do is add an interface to copy files over a TCP/IP subnet using the same DRM as EHD, and it would work just fine.

    They absolutely should support MRV, and since they don't have a network system that's predictable like DirecTV's DECA, just have it like TiVo where you copy the whole file over, that way a temporary interruption on the network won't affect the performance, as the boxes should be able to move the files to each other at about 90mbps on a hardwired LAN, 75 on MoCA (sharing a second coax with OTA), 50+ on powerline, etc.
     
  17. ShapeShifter

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    While streaming shows between receivers would be nice, I would be perfectly happy if we could have just this much communication between receivers. <sigh>

    It would be so much more convenient, not to mention faster (no more plugging in the drive, copying it one way, unplugging and moving the drive, plugging it back in, etc.) Just bring up a menu option on one end, select a show, and push or pull it over the wire to the other receiver. That would be so welcome... In fact, it would actually serve my personal needs a little better than live streaming.
     
  18. SaltiDawg

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    The 922 is able to be controlled by IR.
     
  19. Bigg

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    Yeah, exactly. TiVo has been doing it for years.
     

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