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Update to HD Reciever Question

Pav7
12-25-2009, 07:43 PM
I am going to purchase an HDTV as soon as I decide which one to buy. Then I will have to contact DishNetwork and update to HD service.

When they replace my old DVR with the HD DVR is there any way to transfer the movies and programs that I have recorded on the old DVR to the new HD DVR?

forya
12-25-2009, 10:10 PM
If you have a receiver with the usb enabled and an external HD enabled to it, then you can hook it up to the new VIP722, but all of the programs will be in SD. At least I think this works, Dish TS probably won't guarantee it.

garys
12-26-2009, 12:50 PM
If the current receiver is an sd model, it will not work with an external hard drive.

jim5506
12-27-2009, 09:37 PM
I am going to purchase an HDTV as soon as I decide which one to buy. Then I will have to contact DishNetwork and update to HD service.

When they replace my old DVR with the HD DVR is there any way to transfer the movies and programs that I have recorded on the old DVR to the new HD DVR?

There is NO way to transfer programs from any SD Dish DVR to any HD Dish DVR.

The only way to save your SD programs is to get a DVD burner, connect it to the outputs on your SD DVR and burn them to DVD.