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Edited by Taylarie on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:19:30 AM

Hello, Some Joe.  I'm glad I found this thread from 2010.   I have a dilemma.  Seems that my DVR stopped working on Sunday night.  After going through all of the troubleshooting with AT&T, they told me they are sending a new DVR.   I asked how I can get the recordings off of the old DVR and they said, "You can't."   I researched the Hauppauge PVR and it seems like it would work. 

 

My question is this - can I take the DVR and bring it upstairs to my computer and hook it up without the TV?  All I want to do is pull the recordings from the DVR, put them on my PC, and then make DVD's out of them.  I especially need to get the Rolling Stones PPV concert off of there.  Breaks my heart that I could possibly lose that forever.

 

Before I buy this thing, I'd like to know if I'll be able to use it.  Thanks so much!

Hello, Some Joe.  I'm glad I found this thread from 2010.   I have a dilemma.  Seems that my DVR stopped working on Sunday night.  After going through all of the troubleshooting with AT&T, they told me they are sending a new DVR.   I asked how I can get the recordings off of the old DVR and they said, "You can't."   I researched the Hauppauge PVR and it seems like it would work. 

 

My question is this - can I take the DVR and bring it upstairs to my computer and hook it up without the TV?  All I want to do is pull the recordings from the DVR, put them on my PC, and then make DVD's out of them.  I especially need to get the Rolling Stones PPV concert off of there.  Breaks my heart that I could possibly lose that forever.

 

Before I buy this thing, I'd like to know if I'll be able to use it.  Thanks so much!

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Edited by my thoughts on Aug 27, 2013 at 2:57:09 PM

What issue is issue with DVR?
If red x two dots, hardware failure.
If performed FR, single gear, two gear resulting in reformat of hard drive all recordings are lost already.

if DVR is functionaly need to play back in real time to recording device.

 

The DVR is designed as a temporal storage device and not intended to archive programs.

All recordings desired to be retained should be transferred as soon as possible.

What issue is issue with DVR?
If red x two dots, hardware failure.
If performed FR, single gear, two gear resulting in reformat of hard drive all recordings are lost already.

if DVR is functionaly need to play back in real time to recording device.

 

The DVR is designed as a temporal storage device and not intended to archive programs.

All recordings desired to be retained should be transferred as soon as possible.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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flexy633 - If the DVR is still able to play, you can play it into the Huappage using an output that matches the Huappage input. Don't forget to make a back-up of that copy. You do not need to connect the DVR to a TV. You DO need to connect it to the RG,

If you want to save programming you should back it up right away.
flexy633 - If the DVR is still able to play, you can play it into the Huappage using an output that matches the Huappage input. Don't forget to make a back-up of that copy. You do not need to connect the DVR to a TV. You DO need to connect it to the RG,

If you want to save programming you should back it up right away.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Are there any other capture type products that will do the same as the Happauge DVR?  i.e. USB stick devices, that Happauge makes?

Are there any other capture type products that will do the same as the Happauge DVR?  i.e. USB stick devices, that Happauge makes?

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dhascall -
Like this one - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb%20video%20captu...

Yes, there are many - Google or search Amazon for video capture card or USB video capture pr USB tuner - For tuner, make sure it still includes analog channel 3. For both, make sure it is for input to the computer - Not output to display computer on TV. Also, make sire it includes software or you can get compatible software
. Monprice.com has one that does not include software.

As prices get higher it makes devices such as Slingbox attractive, They have the same connection to U-verse. On the computer side - instead of USB connection to one computer - they connect via interenet. network access to ANY computer ANYwhere.
dhascall -
Like this one - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb%20video%20capture&sprefix=usb+video%2Caps%2C200

Yes, there are many - Google or search Amazon for video capture card or USB video capture pr USB tuner - For tuner, make sure it still includes analog channel 3. For both, make sure it is for input to the computer - Not output to display computer on TV. Also, make sire it includes software or you can get compatible software
. Monprice.com has one that does not include software.

As prices get higher it makes devices such as Slingbox attractive, They have the same connection to U-verse. On the computer side - instead of USB connection to one computer - they connect via interenet. network access to ANY computer ANYwhere.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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SomeJoe777: FYI - I forwarded the link to this thread and some screen captures to the team (or, at least, one of the teams) that are looking into this issue.

 

Thanks for sharing your info, I'm sure it'll help.

 

 

SomeJoe777: FYI - I forwarded the link to this thread and some screen captures to the team (or, at least, one of the teams) that are looking into this issue.

 

Thanks for sharing your info, I'm sure it'll help.

 

 

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my thoughts, not sure what is wrong with the DVR.   The power button just flashes, but the AT&T logo comes on the TV screen and sits there frozen.  We are getting a new DVR today.  

 

Yes, I know the DVR is not meant to archive.  But, as discussed with my husband last night - back in the day when we recorded shows to VHS tapes, we had them for many years.   I still have some VHS recordings that work just fine.  Yet, with these digital recorders there isn't an easier way to save them to a DVD????  I mean, come on.  We might as well go back to the early 90's.  Otherwise, technology needs to change.  Why can't we just plug in a DVD recorder and save the programs from the DVR to a disc???? 

my thoughts, not sure what is wrong with the DVR.   The power button just flashes, but the AT&T logo comes on the TV screen and sits there frozen.  We are getting a new DVR today.  

 

Yes, I know the DVR is not meant to archive.  But, as discussed with my husband last night - back in the day when we recorded shows to VHS tapes, we had them for many years.   I still have some VHS recordings that work just fine.  Yet, with these digital recorders there isn't an easier way to save them to a DVD????  I mean, come on.  We might as well go back to the early 90's.  Otherwise, technology needs to change.  Why can't we just plug in a DVD recorder and save the programs from the DVR to a disc???? 

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aviewer, the link you posted for that item doesn't say that it will capture from a DVR.  Is there a way to do something like that we a similar device?  Then, I would haven't have to buy the very expensive PVR. 

aviewer, the link you posted for that item doesn't say that it will capture from a DVR.  Is there a way to do something like that we a similar device?  Then, I would haven't have to buy the very expensive PVR. 

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flexy633 wrote:

my thoughts, not sure what is wrong with the DVR.   The power button just flashes, but the AT&T logo comes on the TV screen and sits there frozen.  We are getting a new DVR today.  

 

Yes, I know the DVR is not meant to archive.  But, as discussed with my husband last night - back in the day when we recorded shows to VHS tapes, we had them for many years.   I still have some VHS recordings that work just fine.  Yet, with these digital recorders there isn't an easier way to save them to a DVD????  I mean, come on.  We might as well go back to the early 90's.  Otherwise, technology needs to change.  Why can't we just plug in a DVD recorder and save the programs from the DVR to a disc???? 


It's not a technical issue; the capability has been around for quite a while ... just not through AT&T or the U-verse service directly.

 

The issue comes from the providers that insist that the content be "protected" from unauthorized duplication. It's part of the contract that is agreed to in order to carry that content.

 

Recording it directly to an additional device (while watching or from DVR recorded content) often doesn't work, because of "copy protection" (MacroVision, I believe) applied to the video. There are devices (which have already been discussed on this forum) that can remove that copy protection from the analog signals (up to component HD).

 

 


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my thoughts, not sure what is wrong with the DVR.   The power button just flashes, but the AT&T logo comes on the TV screen and sits there frozen.  We are getting a new DVR today.  

 

Yes, I know the DVR is not meant to archive.  But, as discussed with my husband last night - back in the day when we recorded shows to VHS tapes, we had them for many years.   I still have some VHS recordings that work just fine.  Yet, with these digital recorders there isn't an easier way to save them to a DVD????  I mean, come on.  We might as well go back to the early 90's.  Otherwise, technology needs to change.  Why can't we just plug in a DVD recorder and save the programs from the DVR to a disc???? 


It's not a technical issue; the capability has been around for quite a while ... just not through AT&T or the U-verse service directly.

 

The issue comes from the providers that insist that the content be "protected" from unauthorized duplication. It's part of the contract that is agreed to in order to carry that content.

 

Recording it directly to an additional device (while watching or from DVR recorded content) often doesn't work, because of "copy protection" (MacroVision, I believe) applied to the video. There are devices (which have already been discussed on this forum) that can remove that copy protection from the analog signals (up to component HD).

 

 

Sent from my phone.
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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flexy633 - On your post #37 - You can copy from the DVR to the VCR if you like that technology. Even VCR can lose content. Tapes deteriorate & break. Any technology can fail & needs backup if you want to be sure not to lose it.

The content providers hated VCRs. They want you to pay every view. As technology changed and quality improved they were sure to put roadblocks in your way.

Post #38 - Here are the words from the site - USB-Live2 connects to any S-Video or composite video source and plugs into your PC or laptop's USB port. Not said, but pictured, are the red/white RCA jacks for audio.

The U-verse DVR has s-video output and composite video output and red/white audio output so it is included under the word ANY

 

I just noticed that your title says HD recordings. What I have said applies to SD output. THe recordimg may be HD, but the playback can be on one of the SD outputs.

 

The content owners were able to really tighten up on HD. HD requires component or HDMI interface. There are a number on component interfaces that cost around $100. Which means you may want to consider a slingbox type device. HDMI are harder to find & more expensive. I believe that the Hauppage game recorder, with HDMI input is saying it will rrecord shows. 

 

With HDMI you are vulnerable to blackout on the fly by U-verse due to copyright protection.

flexy633 - On your post #37 - You can copy from the DVR to the VCR if you like that technology. Even VCR can lose content. Tapes deteriorate & break. Any technology can fail & needs backup if you want to be sure not to lose it.

The content providers hated VCRs. They want you to pay every view. As technology changed and quality improved they were sure to put roadblocks in your way.

Post #38 - Here are the words from the site - USB-Live2 connects to any S-Video or composite video source and plugs into your PC or laptop's USB port. Not said, but pictured, are the red/white RCA jacks for audio.

The U-verse DVR has s-video output and composite video output and red/white audio output so it is included under the word ANY

 

I just noticed that your title says HD recordings. What I have said applies to SD output. THe recordimg may be HD, but the playback can be on one of the SD outputs.

 

The content owners were able to really tighten up on HD. HD requires component or HDMI interface. There are a number on component interfaces that cost around $100. Which means you may want to consider a slingbox type device. HDMI are harder to find & more expensive. I believe that the Hauppage game recorder, with HDMI input is saying it will rrecord shows. 

 

With HDMI you are vulnerable to blackout on the fly by U-verse due to copyright protection.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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flexy633 wrote:

Yes, I know the DVR is not meant to archive.  But, as discussed with my husband last night - back in the day when we recorded shows to VHS tapes, we had them for many years.   I still have some VHS recordings that work just fine.  Yet, with these digital recorders there isn't an easier way to save them to a DVD????  I mean, come on.  We might as well go back to the early 90's.  Otherwise, technology needs to change.  Why can't we just plug in a DVD recorder and save the programs from the DVR to a disc???? 


I'm sure it's "technologically possible" - just as it's technologically possible to get the data for a movie from a Blu-Ray player and save it to your hard drive, and then use it to burn perfect copies of the movie on other Blu-Ray discs.  That's probably also why it doesn't exist at the "home" level; too many studios are afraid of people making digital copies.  (Converting it to an analog broadcast signal, then sending that to, say, a Hauppauge box, which then converts it back to digital, is not considered to be as bad because every conversion between analog and digital will cause a slight reduction in the signal's quality.)

 

By the way...you can record from one of the STBs to a DVD Recorder, if (a) you have the right kind of recorder, and (b) it's an SD signal being output.  Of course, the time it takes to record something equals the length of the recording itself, and once again, it's going through digital-to-analog-to-digital conversion.

 


flexy633 wrote:

Yes, I know the DVR is not meant to archive.  But, as discussed with my husband last night - back in the day when we recorded shows to VHS tapes, we had them for many years.   I still have some VHS recordings that work just fine.  Yet, with these digital recorders there isn't an easier way to save them to a DVD????  I mean, come on.  We might as well go back to the early 90's.  Otherwise, technology needs to change.  Why can't we just plug in a DVD recorder and save the programs from the DVR to a disc???? 


I'm sure it's "technologically possible" - just as it's technologically possible to get the data for a movie from a Blu-Ray player and save it to your hard drive, and then use it to burn perfect copies of the movie on other Blu-Ray discs.  That's probably also why it doesn't exist at the "home" level; too many studios are afraid of people making digital copies.  (Converting it to an analog broadcast signal, then sending that to, say, a Hauppauge box, which then converts it back to digital, is not considered to be as bad because every conversion between analog and digital will cause a slight reduction in the signal's quality.)

 

By the way...you can record from one of the STBs to a DVD Recorder, if (a) you have the right kind of recorder, and (b) it's an SD signal being output.  Of course, the time it takes to record something equals the length of the recording itself, and once again, it's going through digital-to-analog-to-digital conversion.

 

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aviewer wrote:
dhascall -
Like this one - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb%20video%20captu...

Yes, there are many - Google or search Amazon for video capture card or USB video capture pr USB tuner - For tuner, make sure it still includes analog channel 3. For both, make sure it is for input to the computer - Not output to display computer on TV. Also, make sire it includes software or you can get compatible software
. Monprice.com has one that does not include software.

As prices get higher it makes devices such as Slingbox attractive, They have the same connection to U-verse. On the computer side - instead of USB connection to one computer - they connect via interenet. network access to ANY computer ANYwhere.

Thanks av, I have seen those capture cards and dongles.  NOW, is there software (or do I need a "service") that will stream captured content from my PC, to the net, like a "poor man's Slingbox?" 


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dhascall -
Like this one - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb%20video%20capture&sprefix=usb+video%2Caps%2C200

Yes, there are many - Google or search Amazon for video capture card or USB video capture pr USB tuner - For tuner, make sure it still includes analog channel 3. For both, make sure it is for input to the computer - Not output to display computer on TV. Also, make sire it includes software or you can get compatible software
. Monprice.com has one that does not include software.

As prices get higher it makes devices such as Slingbox attractive, They have the same connection to U-verse. On the computer side - instead of USB connection to one computer - they connect via interenet. network access to ANY computer ANYwhere.

Thanks av, I have seen those capture cards and dongles.  NOW, is there software (or do I need a "service") that will stream captured content from my PC, to the net, like a "poor man's Slingbox?" 

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dhascall - Interesting idea - No reason it can't be done. You need two things - What is the IP address of the PC and access to that PC. These are available, but I am not familiar with details. Probably there are others on the forum that can make suggestions on this type of software. I believe apple has mirroring or full access to a remote computer, but I do not have personal knowledge.

I would like to add that the Hauppage suggestion was for a specific case. Play a U-verse output into a PC. Looking at the Amazon description again it has a an adapter for the standard outputs. Only a couple of dollars, but be sure to get one.

Then software in the PC to manage the "recordings" - Maybe Microsoft media center.
Then if you want remote control of the STB you need an IR blaster to control the STB. Probably, most software can treat the IR blaster as if it were an integral tuner so that recordings can be scheduled, accomplished, & found later for viewing.
It is a big project that you need to break down to the individual steps to be sure they are covered.
dhascall - Interesting idea - No reason it can't be done. You need two things - What is the IP address of the PC and access to that PC. These are available, but I am not familiar with details. Probably there are others on the forum that can make suggestions on this type of software. I believe apple has mirroring or full access to a remote computer, but I do not have personal knowledge.

I would like to add that the Hauppage suggestion was for a specific case. Play a U-verse output into a PC. Looking at the Amazon description again it has a an adapter for the standard outputs. Only a couple of dollars, but be sure to get one.

Then software in the PC to manage the "recordings" - Maybe Microsoft media center.
Then if you want remote control of the STB you need an IR blaster to control the STB. Probably, most software can treat the IR blaster as if it were an integral tuner so that recordings can be scheduled, accomplished, & found later for viewing.
It is a big project that you need to break down to the individual steps to be sure they are covered.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Is this Hauppage device going to work since my DVR will not turn on? I can plug it in and the lights come on, but the power light just flashes and freezes at the AT&T logo screen.
Is this Hauppage device going to work since my DVR will not turn on? I can plug it in and the lights come on, but the power light just flashes and freezes at the AT&T logo screen.

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Short answer, no, to copy DVR must be functionally. No way to access hard drive on DVR without working.
From aviewer previous post
flexy633 - If the DVR is still able to play, you can play it into the Huappage using an output that matches the Huappage input.
Short answer, no, to copy DVR must be functionally. No way to access hard drive on DVR without working.
From aviewer previous post
flexy633 - If the DVR is still able to play, you can play it into the Huappage using an output that matches the Huappage input.
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Unfortunately, the DVR does not play because as I said, the power button flashes and freezes at the AT&T Logo screen.  I cannot get to a menu at all.  That is why AT&T told us that it died and sent us a new one.  I just thought there might be a way to get the recordings off of there.  Sounds to me like everyone needs to purchase one of these devices if they want to keep certain recordings rather than relying on these useless DVRs. 

 

Is it possible to purchase TIVO and use thta with AT&T's U-Verse service? 

Unfortunately, the DVR does not play because as I said, the power button flashes and freezes at the AT&T Logo screen.  I cannot get to a menu at all.  That is why AT&T told us that it died and sent us a new one.  I just thought there might be a way to get the recordings off of there.  Sounds to me like everyone needs to purchase one of these devices if they want to keep certain recordings rather than relying on these useless DVRs. 

 

Is it possible to purchase TIVO and use thta with AT&T's U-Verse service? 

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flexy633_1 - Is the DVR still connected? Do the recordings play on another STB? If the answer is no to either your recordings are gone. If yes, you can play them from the other STB into the storage of your choice.

Only, U-verse boxes work on u-verse service. It uses a unique signal & has security to prevent misuse.

The boxes are just like computers - If you want to keep the contents, reliably, you need to back it up immediately after saving it.
flexy633_1 - Is the DVR still connected? Do the recordings play on another STB? If the answer is no to either your recordings are gone. If yes, you can play them from the other STB into the storage of your choice.

Only, U-verse boxes work on u-verse service. It uses a unique signal & has security to prevent misuse.

The boxes are just like computers - If you want to keep the contents, reliably, you need to back it up immediately after saving it.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Edited by Phil-101 on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:37:14 PM

They use Belkin components, the lowest quality consumer component maker out there. My DVR needs to be replaced every 18 months at best. I swap the disk in mine before sending the failed unit back. I also use Usenet and torrents to download content, it is not illegal in my opinion to make backup copies of content I already have. (I also download additional movies and concerts I don't own to compensate for the trouble they put me through.)

 

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They use Belkin components, the lowest quality consumer component maker out there. My DVR needs to be replaced every 18 months at best. I swap the disk in mine before sending the failed unit back. I also use Usenet and torrents to download content, it is not illegal in my opinion to make backup copies of content I already have. (I also download additional movies and concerts I don't own to compensate for the trouble they put me through.)

 

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How does this work, do you have to play each episode and record as it is playing?or can it copy the whole DVR? Also do I need any other cables?

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How does this work, do you have to play each episode and record as it is playing?or can it copy the whole DVR? Also do I need any other cables?

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How does this work, do you have to play each episode and record as it is playing?or can it copy the whole DVR? Also do I need any other cables?

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If you mean using a Hauppauge box, what you do is, you connect one of your STBs (it does not have to be your DVR box - the original post may have been from back when you could not watch recorded shows except from the DVR itself) to the box as if the box is a TV (you will need the appropriate set of video cables, which depends on what box you are using).  You then connect the box to your computer through a USB port, and run the box's software on your computer.  If it is configured right, you should see and hear on your computer what is being shown on the TV connected to the same STB.  At that point, it's pretty much "click on the big red round button on the screen" to start recording, and click again to stop.

 

Note that a Hauppauge box is one directional - you cannot play things back on the TV from the computer; you play them back on the computer as if they were videos.


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How does this work, do you have to play each episode and record as it is playing?or can it copy the whole DVR? Also do I need any other cables?

Thanks


If you mean using a Hauppauge box, what you do is, you connect one of your STBs (it does not have to be your DVR box - the original post may have been from back when you could not watch recorded shows except from the DVR itself) to the box as if the box is a TV (you will need the appropriate set of video cables, which depends on what box you are using).  You then connect the box to your computer through a USB port, and run the box's software on your computer.  If it is configured right, you should see and hear on your computer what is being shown on the TV connected to the same STB.  At that point, it's pretty much "click on the big red round button on the screen" to start recording, and click again to stop.

 

Note that a Hauppauge box is one directional - you cannot play things back on the TV from the computer; you play them back on the computer as if they were videos.

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My DVR is currently working, but I've been sent a new one because this one keeps shutting down.  Exactly how can I swap the hard drive, or copy my recordings?

 

My DVR is currently working, but I've been sent a new one because this one keeps shutting down.  Exactly how can I swap the hard drive, or copy my recordings?

 

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bitsandpieces wrote:

My DVR is currently working, but I've been sent a new one because this one keeps shutting down.  Exactly how can I swap the hard drive, or copy my recordings?

 


Sorry, you cannot.  Your recording schedule will stay intact but your recordings are stored on the DVR itself.  DVR goes, your recordings go.


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My DVR is currently working, but I've been sent a new one because this one keeps shutting down.  Exactly how can I swap the hard drive, or copy my recordings?

 


Sorry, you cannot.  Your recording schedule will stay intact but your recordings are stored on the DVR itself.  DVR goes, your recordings go.

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There is no bulk way. You can only play them to a copy device before you swap.

There is no bulk way. You can only play them to a copy device before you swap.

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Surely you could swap the drives and thereby keep all your recordings?...unless of course it's the hard drive itself that is dead. Shouldn't this solution work fine to at least rescue the recordings? Once they are rescued, you could then transfer them using one of the previously described methods (i.e. Hauppage). Right?
Surely you could swap the drives and thereby keep all your recordings?...unless of course it's the hard drive itself that is dead. Shouldn't this solution work fine to at least rescue the recordings? Once they are rescued, you could then transfer them using one of the previously described methods (i.e. Hauppage). Right?

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Surely you could swap the drives and thereby keep all your recordings?...unless of course it's the hard drive itself that is dead. Shouldn't this solution work fine to at least rescue the recordings? Once they are rescued, you could then transfer them using one of the previously described methods (i.e.Hauppage). Right?

@super-ice The DVR's are not owned by the subscriber, they are owned by the company.  There is no, as far as we know, company blessed way of swapping drives.  It may be a moot point, at some time, if they go to cloud based DVR storage.


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Surely you could swap the drives and thereby keep all your recordings?...unless of course it's the hard drive itself that is dead. Shouldn't this solution work fine to at least rescue the recordings? Once they are rescued, you could then transfer them using one of the previously described methods (i.e.Hauppage). Right?

@super-ice The DVR's are not owned by the subscriber, they are owned by the company.  There is no, as far as we know, company blessed way of swapping drives.  It may be a moot point, at some time, if they go to cloud based DVR storage.

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Im trying to move recordings to my usb storage i have plugged in the box. Can i do that and how

Im trying to move recordings to my usb storage i have plugged in the box. Can i do that and how

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@chaseyoboy   The usb is only good for charging cell phones and other devices by usb.  No data connection whatsoever. Smiley Wink

 

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@chaseyoboy, the USB port on the DVR (and other U-verse TV Receivers) only provides power on the USB port.  You cannot usefully hook up any kind of USB Storage to it.  You cannot transfer recordings from you U-verse DVR by any mechanism other than playing them back and re-recording them on the device that you're playing them back to.  There are many video-capture devices that will accept the Coax or Composite video outputs from the U-verse Receivers.  The HD outputs are copy protected.

 

@chaseyoboy, the USB port on the DVR (and other U-verse TV Receivers) only provides power on the USB port.  You cannot usefully hook up any kind of USB Storage to it.  You cannot transfer recordings from you U-verse DVR by any mechanism other than playing them back and re-recording them on the device that you're playing them back to.  There are many video-capture devices that will accept the Coax or Composite video outputs from the U-verse Receivers.  The HD outputs are copy protected.

 

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