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· Legend
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I know this has been discussed many times and I should probably know the answer but I was never in this situation before. I have an r22 and will be upgrading to hd and getting an hd dvr. But I have tons of things on it that I don't want to lose on my current r22 that I will need on the new dvr. So is this possible and how would you do it?
 

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"mkdtv21" said:
I know this has been discussed many times and I should probably know the answer but I was never in this situation before. I have an r22 and will be upgrading to hd and getting an hd dvr. But I have tons of things on it that I don't want to lose on my current r22 that I will need on the new dvr. So is this possible and how would you do it?
They are tied to the original DVR, even if an external drive. One option is to keep the r22, though this will add $6 extra to your bill. The R22 would also become an HR21. You would have to keep the actual HD box for this to happen.
 

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The other option - easy though time consuming - is to simply transfer the recordings using a real-time recording solution (like one of those USB to S-video/analog-audio converters that Pinnacle sells for like $40). That would allow you to move your recordings to a computer, save them as MPEGs or MP4s, and do whatever you wanted with them.
 

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Rich650 said:
The Hard drives I have only have an E Sata input/output connection. Is it possible to transfer the recorded material to a computer for replay on a hd tv?
Not really. Perhaps if you know an elite level encryptions specialist.
 

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If you want to transfer your recordings to a PC and still maintain HD quality, you can use a device like the Hauppauge 1212. I transfer recordings all the time and then save them to a blu-ray disc or a DVD using AVCHD format. They can then be played back on a blu-ray player or viewed directly on your PC.
 

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bpratt said:
If you want to transfer your recordings to a PC and still maintain HD quality, you can use a device like the Hauppauge 1212. I transfer recordings all the time and then save them to a blu-ray disc or a DVD using AVCHD format. They can then be played back on a blu-ray player or viewed directly on your PC.
Considering you still have to do it real time he's better off just watching what's on the DVR.
 
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