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Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

We are getting new dvr for our system.  I was told we could transfer our recorded programs to flash drive and then transfer to new dvr.  How do I do this and what kind of flash drive do I need?

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‎11-26-2017 10:38 AM

Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

You were told wrong.  It's not possible to back up or transfer DVR recordings.  They're encrypted to the DVR that recorded them.  You'll want to view any valuable recordings before replacing your old DVR.  Or copy them the "old fashioned" way to a VCR, DVD Recorder, or PC with audio/video capture hardware/software. 

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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

Hmmmm, we were told by the representative from Direct TV. I tried looking online because we were not at our home while making the change to our account. I cannot find anything online to figure it out. I guess we will lose all of the recordings.
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Like I said, you were told wrong.  It's sad when the DirecTV reps don't know what they're talking about.  

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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

Thank you!!!
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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

Not sure where some of these reps are getting their incorrect info from, recordings have NEVER  been transferable and probably never will be, (former  tech support rep)


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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

If you are upgrading, to make sure you are not further steered wrong, what are the models of your current boxes and what have you chosen for your "upgrade"?

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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

I have a HR44/500 going to the new DVD with 4 k can I get the old Show's off the old for an them install them on the new dvr

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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

No! Recordings are encrypted to the hard drive and NOT  transferable 


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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

I have a HR44/500 I'm going to the new DVr with 4K can you download the old files to a flash drive then upload them to the new DVr 

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ACE - Professor

Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

No


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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

How about to a PC

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Again, NO!, recordings CAN'T  be transferred. 


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Re: Transfer dvr programs to flash drive

Recordings can not be transferred to a PC, laptop, flash drive, external hard drive or anything else when replacing a box. The recordings are encrypted to the DVR that recorded them and are not allowed to be transferred. Even if using an external hard drive, if you connect to another DVR, you existing recordings will get overwritten as they are not allowed to be transferred.

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They can be recorded to a PC with a video capture device and software usually in SD and always in real time. 

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