The Hopper can play ViP 622/722/922 drives (same account).Jim5506 said:Without a VIP DVR on the same account as they were recorded, you may as well format the drive you can NEVER play the programs.
Quality. Dubbing on video outputs reduces the quality of the recording. Being able to play the file on other devices gives you a higher quality playback.SayWhat? said:However, if you still had the 612, you could connect any other recording device including a VCR or a PC to the video out connections, play the programs while recording them to the other device, then do what you want with them.
So, I really don't see the point of the EHD demands by the content providers.