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PLEASE...someone tell me what I need!

knothead
10-10-2009, 06:15 PM
Monday D* is swapping out my HR22 700 because the unit is dieing. I have 25% stored on my old dvr and need to transfer to a sep. HD.
Tell me what I need to buy.
Aprox. the same or better storage for the port. HD, I don't know the Space on the old unit's HD.Which brand is best.
What type of cable(s) do I need for transfer and for permanent hookup to new unit and how to transfer and set up the new dvr for external HD.

Thanks guys I'm in a bind!!

IamMrDJ
10-10-2009, 06:29 PM
You can't transfer what is on the DVR to another unit. the best bet would be to hook it up to a VCR or a DVD Burner. The recordings are coded to that specific DVR.

rbinck
10-10-2009, 06:31 PM
I don't think there is any way to do what you want to do. As far as I know once you connect an external hard drive it will only work with the original unit.

Twister
10-10-2009, 07:55 PM
Can't do it. You're screwed.

knothead
10-10-2009, 08:33 PM
I don't think there is any way to do what you want to do. As far as I know once you connect an external hard drive it will only work with the original unit.

Thanks everyone, looks like I'm gonna do alot of tv watching till Monday afternoon!

seesr
10-11-2009, 07:45 PM
as far as i know, you can't do it

and i belive that's piracy, is it?

i don't know a lot about it, but i mean, in my country that's piracy (illegal)

DIRECTVMAN
10-11-2009, 10:19 PM
They don't have a way to transfer recordings from one DVR to another when your DVR is replaced because it is dying.

If they had a way to do that it wouldn't be illegal in my country. It would be transferring recordings from one DVR to another because it's dying and being replaced, not piracy.

The original poster could have copied the recordings to DVDs with a DVD recorder. Would that have been illegal in your coutry ?

seesr
10-12-2009, 05:04 PM
illegal is if you transfer your recordings from your DVR receiver to your VHS-VCR or DVD (in a dvd burner obviously), because you're keeping a copy when you can get your copy of your favorite series at Walmart or any other audio/video store (Blockbuster as example)

or like if you try to record a movie or ppv and make a copy on your VCR or DVDR, that's illegal, is piracy

but from DVR to DVR is not illegal, but i think it cant be done

you may contact your local DirecTV dealer and ask them or call Customer Service on Tech Support

chirshey
10-12-2009, 06:17 PM
You can't move the programs.

goober22
10-14-2009, 02:04 PM
illegal is if you transfer your recordings from your DVR receiver to your VHS-VCR or DVD (in a dvd burner obviously), because you're keeping a copy when you can get your copy of your favorite series at Walmart or any other audio/video store (Blockbuster as example)

or like if you try to record a movie or ppv and make a copy on your VCR or DVDR, that's illegal, is piracy

In the USA - that wrong!

You CAN copy recordings from any device to any other device for archiving or time shifting purposes. That is why VCR and DVD Recorders are legal.

HOWEVER, you cannot do anything that bypass copy-protection or violates the DMCA. That is what prevents someone from copying from a DVD to tape or from a DVR to another DVR. There is no legal way to bypass the DMCA currently. The courts have held that time-shifting or archiving is permissible for PERSONAL use IF copy-protection is not violated. But the DMCA killed that for all digital media in a straight 1-1 copy.

For the OP, while he cannot transfer from one DVR to another, he can output thru the composite ports to a VCR (compressed signal) or thru the component ports to a HD capable recorder (compressed HD signal). There is no active CP on those output streams.