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Transfer DVR recordings to new Genie
I am upgrading to a new Genie setup. I have a ton of yet watched recorded programming on my current HDDVR receiver. How do I get my current recorded content transferred to the new Genie box? It would be unacceptable to lose all the programs I have on my DVR. Will the tech/installer have the ability to transfer the recorded content between the two systems?
I am upgrading to a new Genie setup. I have a ton of yet watched recorded programming on my current HDDVR receiver. How do I get my current recorded content transferred to the new Genie box? It would be unacceptable to lose all the programs I have on my DVR. Will the tech/installer have the ability to transfer the recorded content between the two systems?
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No, sorry the external drive will not copy the internal drive never has, the programs will remain on the internal drive but repeated connecting/disconnecting the external drive will break the Esata connector plus the programs are encrypted to the DVR so no other DVR will play them.

 

The only way to copy the programs is in SD with composite cables to a DVD/VHS recorder or to a computer with a video capture device and software.

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Sorry there is no way to transfer recordings to a new DVR, however there is a new box out that may help. This is from the weaknees.com blog.

 

DIRECTV GenieGO is Coming!

Posted on May 13th, 2013, by Michael

We expect to have stock tomorrow of the DIRECTV GenieGO!

The GenieGO is a great device that attaches to your network and allows you to stream and even copyshows from your related DVRs to your phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop computer.This totally frees you from needing to be in front of your DIRECTV DVR to watch channels – even premium channels!

 

 

We’re taking pre-orders now and we expect them to ship tomorrow.

Order here: DIRECTV GenieGO

 

 

This is an updated version of what DTV use to call Nomad.

You can keep the old DVR is long as you pay the extra TV charge and watch the programs then return it.

Sorry there is no way to transfer recordings to a new DVR, however there is a new box out that may help. This is from the weaknees.com blog.

 

DIRECTV GenieGO is Coming!

Posted on May 13th, 2013, by Michael

We expect to have stock tomorrow of the DIRECTV GenieGO!

The GenieGO is a great device that attaches to your network and allows you to stream and even copyshows from your related DVRs to your phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop computer.This totally frees you from needing to be in front of your DIRECTV DVR to watch channels – even premium channels!

 

 

We’re taking pre-orders now and we expect them to ship tomorrow.

Order here: DIRECTV GenieGO

 

 

This is an updated version of what DTV use to call Nomad.

You can keep the old DVR is long as you pay the extra TV charge and watch the programs then return it.

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Right, there is no way to transfer shows form DVR to DVR.  The "Box" referenced above has been known as the Nomad which was rebranded as the GenieGo and as far as I know, it would not help you in any way.

Right, there is no way to transfer shows form DVR to DVR.  The "Box" referenced above has been known as the Nomad which was rebranded as the GenieGo and as far as I know, it would not help you in any way.

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Quote: Originally Posted by peds48_installs 

Right, there is no way to transfer shows form DVR to DVR.  The "Box" referenced above has been known as the Nomad which was rebranded as the GenieGo and as far as I know, it would not help you in any way.

 


Just curious, Can't he use the GenieGO to back up the recordings he has now on his current HD/DVR and then transfer those recordings to an external HDD that he can then connect to the GENIE and access them that way? 

 

If not keeping those recordings in the GENIEgO will eventually expire and he wont be able to get them back unless there is  a way to transfer them to a PC?

 

If taht doesn;t work either then the only other option would be burning those shows to DVD but that would probably take a long time.

Quote: Originally Posted by peds48_installs 

Right, there is no way to transfer shows form DVR to DVR.  The "Box" referenced above has been known as the Nomad which was rebranded as the GenieGo and as far as I know, it would not help you in any way.

 


Just curious, Can't he use the GenieGO to back up the recordings he has now on his current HD/DVR and then transfer those recordings to an external HDD that he can then connect to the GENIE and access them that way? 

 

If not keeping those recordings in the GENIEgO will eventually expire and he wont be able to get them back unless there is  a way to transfer them to a PC?

 

If taht doesn;t work either then the only other option would be burning those shows to DVD but that would probably take a long time.

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No, the GenieGo does not work like that.

The best option is to keep the old DVR for a while until he has watched all the recordings, then call and deactivate the old DVR.

DVRs are not meant as devices for permanently storing recordings, only for time shifting.

No, the GenieGo does not work like that.

The best option is to keep the old DVR for a while until he has watched all the recordings, then call and deactivate the old DVR.

DVRs are not meant as devices for permanently storing recordings, only for time shifting.

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Ya, post # 2 is very confusing.  The nomad does not help in any away as texabrit eluded 

Ya, post # 2 is very confusing.  The nomad does not help in any away as texabrit eluded 

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I was going by the blog saying you can copy to a desktop computer.

I was going by the blog saying you can copy to a desktop computer.

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Quote: Originally Posted by shannon1 

I was going by the blog saying you can copy to a desktop computer.


You can "copy" to the Nomad PC client, but that is where it stays and it expires in 30 days.  You can't do anything with these files without the Nomad client

Quote: Originally Posted by shannon1 

I was going by the blog saying you can copy to a desktop computer.


You can "copy" to the Nomad PC client, but that is where it stays and it expires in 30 days.  You can't do anything with these files without the Nomad client

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Plus the fact that when Genie records to the computer the programs are in reduced resolution.  The first sentence of post #2 was all that was needed in this case.

Plus the fact that when Genie records to the computer the programs are in reduced resolution.  The first sentence of post #2 was all that was needed in this case.

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I just had the Genie system installed and I had the same problem, a lot of stuff on my old dvr.  What you can do is move the dvr to another room instead of installing a Genie Mini to that TV.  This allows all of the TVs to still access what is already recorded on your dvr and it doesn't take any memory away from the Genie.  All of my TVs had the shows and movies and it showed that we still had 100% memory on our playlist.

I just had the Genie system installed and I had the same problem, a lot of stuff on my old dvr.  What you can do is move the dvr to another room instead of installing a Genie Mini to that TV.  This allows all of the TVs to still access what is already recorded on your dvr and it doesn't take any memory away from the Genie.  All of my TVs had the shows and movies and it showed that we still had 100% memory on our playlist.

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Quote: Originally Posted by sjp2005 

I just had the Genie system installed and I had the same problem, a lot of stuff on my old dvr.  What you can do is move the dvr to another room instead of installing a Genie Mini to that TV.  This allows all of the TVs to still access what is already recorded on your dvr and it doesn't take any memory away from the Genie.  All of my TVs had the shows and movies and it showed that we still had 100% memory on our playlist.

 

Wow really!? this is news to me, I was under the impression that the Genie Mini or HD receivers were only able to read the content from the GENIE HD/DVR itself but its great that they you are able to share everything on your HR24 to your other TVs as well, just curios what type of receivers do you have in your other rooms ? Are those Genie Minis or HD receivers?

Quote: Originally Posted by sjp2005 

I just had the Genie system installed and I had the same problem, a lot of stuff on my old dvr.  What you can do is move the dvr to another room instead of installing a Genie Mini to that TV.  This allows all of the TVs to still access what is already recorded on your dvr and it doesn't take any memory away from the Genie.  All of my TVs had the shows and movies and it showed that we still had 100% memory on our playlist.

 

Wow really!? this is news to me, I was under the impression that the Genie Mini or HD receivers were only able to read the content from the GENIE HD/DVR itself but its great that they you are able to share everything on your HR24 to your other TVs as well, just curios what type of receivers do you have in your other rooms ? Are those Genie Minis or HD receivers?

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I have 1 Genie, 1 mini Genie, and 1 hd dvr receiver

I have 1 Genie, 1 mini Genie, and 1 hd dvr receiver

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Quote: Originally Posted by barajas24 

Wow really!? this is news to me, I was under the impression that the Genie Mini or HD receivers were only able to read the content from the GENIE HD/DVR itself but its great that they you are able to share everything on your HR24 to your other TVs as well, just curios what type of receivers do you have in your other rooms ? Are those Genie Minis or HD receivers?

 

 

Yes, all HD and HDDVR receivers can share content with the Genie, both ways

Quote: Originally Posted by barajas24 

Wow really!? this is news to me, I was under the impression that the Genie Mini or HD receivers were only able to read the content from the GENIE HD/DVR itself but its great that they you are able to share everything on your HR24 to your other TVs as well, just curios what type of receivers do you have in your other rooms ? Are those Genie Minis or HD receivers?

 

 

Yes, all HD and HDDVR receivers can share content with the Genie, both ways

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You can always just keep your old DVR if you own it, and have it deactivated.  Then you just hook it up to any TV, turn it on, let it fail to find the satellite, and then watch any recorded material as usual.  This process is a little time consuming, but will allow you to watch any episodes that you might not have watched yet, and will allow you time to find upcoming opportunities to record saved movies again.

Direct transfer would've been a nice feature in a day and age where other electronic devices do this quite easily now.

You can always just keep your old DVR if you own it, and have it deactivated.  Then you just hook it up to any TV, turn it on, let it fail to find the satellite, and then watch any recorded material as usual.  This process is a little time consuming, but will allow you to watch any episodes that you might not have watched yet, and will allow you time to find upcoming opportunities to record saved movies again.

Direct transfer would've been a nice feature in a day and age where other electronic devices do this quite easily now.

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You are answering a 5 month old post,  so would imagine he has done something by now.

You are answering a 5 month old post,  so would imagine he has done something by now.

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Thank you capt obvious.

My solution was for anyone reading this post, not just the OP.  You're welcome.

Thank you capt obvious.

My solution was for anyone reading this post, not just the OP.  You're welcome.

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But you are also assuming that the OP owns the DVR which might not be the case.

But you are also assuming that the OP owns the DVR which might not be the case.

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Fixed. Thanks.

Fixed. Thanks.

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My four month old Genie had problems and was replaced today by a Directv tech.  He said I can't move recorded programs to the new DVR.  He said people frequently ask how to do it.  I had Dish for about a year and a half and had to get two new DVRs during that time and was able to move my recorded programs to an external usb connected drive and then on to the new DVR.  If Dish figured it out, I would think Direct could.  I am not happy about the equipment failure and had to opt for the $8 a month service package (at least temporarily) to avoid a $50 service call.   I previously had Directv for several years and had no problems. 

My four month old Genie had problems and was replaced today by a Directv tech.  He said I can't move recorded programs to the new DVR.  He said people frequently ask how to do it.  I had Dish for about a year and a half and had to get two new DVRs during that time and was able to move my recorded programs to an external usb connected drive and then on to the new DVR.  If Dish figured it out, I would think Direct could.  I am not happy about the equipment failure and had to opt for the $8 a month service package (at least temporarily) to avoid a $50 service call.   I previously had Directv for several years and had no problems. 

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It is Digital Rights Management that prevents DTV from allowing transfers not the hardware.

It is Digital Rights Management that prevents DTV from allowing transfers not the hardware.

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No, actually in this case is DirecTV, as you can tie the content to the account and not to the receiver. 

No, actually in this case is DirecTV, as you can tie the content to the account and not to the receiver. 

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NOTE:  You have to sign up for DirecTV's whole home system in order for your DVRs to share playlists.  (You actually see a single playlist on each DVR that's comprised of all recordings from both playlists.)   I chose to keep my old DVR (HR22/100) and had the installer set it up in my bedroom when I got my Genie.  Having the whole home functionality is well worth the extra $3 a month.  Can't tell you how many times I've started watching something from my playlist in the living room and finished watching in bed.    

NOTE:  You have to sign up for DirecTV's whole home system in order for your DVRs to share playlists.  (You actually see a single playlist on each DVR that's comprised of all recordings from both playlists.)   I chose to keep my old DVR (HR22/100) and had the installer set it up in my bedroom when I got my Genie.  Having the whole home functionality is well worth the extra $3 a month.  Can't tell you how many times I've started watching something from my playlist in the living room and finished watching in bed.    

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With the Genie you will  get whole home automatically.....

With the Genie you will  get whole home automatically.....

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Though Dish lets you move recorded items to an external drive and then move them back.  Unfortunately I had to do it a couple of times when Dish equipment was failing.   I got to keep the equipment.  The tech said to call Direct for a recovery pack to ship it back.  Hopefully I won't have to pay to do it.

Though Dish lets you move recorded items to an external drive and then move them back.  Unfortunately I had to do it a couple of times when Dish equipment was failing.   I got to keep the equipment.  The tech said to call Direct for a recovery pack to ship it back.  Hopefully I won't have to pay to do it.

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It seems by now they could figure out how to move your custom list and schedule of future recordings to another machine.   It took some time to recreate all that.

It seems by now they could figure out how to move your custom list and schedule of future recordings to another machine.   It took some time to recreate all that.

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So, keeping an old genie in the bedroom insures the original playlist of recordings is intact even after upgrading to a new genie in the family room and a new mini genie in the game room?

So, keeping an old genie in the bedroom insures the original playlist of recordings is intact even after upgrading to a new genie in the family room and a new mini genie in the game room?

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Moise6105 wrote:

So, keeping an old genie in the bedroom insures the original playlist of recordings is intact even after upgrading to a new genie in the family room and a new mini genie in the game room?


No.  You can't have two Genies on one account.  


Moise6105 wrote:

So, keeping an old genie in the bedroom insures the original playlist of recordings is intact even after upgrading to a new genie in the family room and a new mini genie in the game room?


No.  You can't have two Genies on one account.  

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So I get it this is an old post but some of us still have the problem so hopefully in the last couple years since this post was initiated there's been some movement on the topic and someone has found a way to get the job done, after all tech wise two years is like a decade in other years as fast as technology moves now.... We have a large home DirecTV satellite network with two genie mini clients and two HD DVR's and one genie HD DVR set top box, the genie is the newest on the network and the other DVR receivers we've had for a few years longer then the genie receiver, we keep the genie in the master bedroom and a couple weeks ago it started having problems and coming up with a hard drive error so we can't record on the genie and we have lots of old recordings on the genie and don't want to loose them, I think a few years ago there was a way to add en external hard drive, for the purposes of upgrading your receivers storage capacity, when you did this it was supposed to copy your recordings to the external hard drive, once this was completed the internal hard drive would no longer be accessible? I know this was possible I had seen it done since then, so why can't this be done now? Is it something DirecTV disabled in the receivers since then? I do know once the recordings were transferred to the external hard drive the internal hard drive and recordings couldn't be used again? So what's the latest news on this subject? I mean it's been three or four years now so god think someone would have came up with a hack or something?
So I get it this is an old post but some of us still have the problem so hopefully in the last couple years since this post was initiated there's been some movement on the topic and someone has found a way to get the job done, after all tech wise two years is like a decade in other years as fast as technology moves now.... We have a large home DirecTV satellite network with two genie mini clients and two HD DVR's and one genie HD DVR set top box, the genie is the newest on the network and the other DVR receivers we've had for a few years longer then the genie receiver, we keep the genie in the master bedroom and a couple weeks ago it started having problems and coming up with a hard drive error so we can't record on the genie and we have lots of old recordings on the genie and don't want to loose them, I think a few years ago there was a way to add en external hard drive, for the purposes of upgrading your receivers storage capacity, when you did this it was supposed to copy your recordings to the external hard drive, once this was completed the internal hard drive would no longer be accessible? I know this was possible I had seen it done since then, so why can't this be done now? Is it something DirecTV disabled in the receivers since then? I do know once the recordings were transferred to the external hard drive the internal hard drive and recordings couldn't be used again? So what's the latest news on this subject? I mean it's been three or four years now so god think someone would have came up with a hack or something?

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No, sorry the external drive will not copy the internal drive never has, the programs will remain on the internal drive but repeated connecting/disconnecting the external drive will break the Esata connector plus the programs are encrypted to the DVR so no other DVR will play them.

 

The only way to copy the programs is in SD with composite cables to a DVD/VHS recorder or to a computer with a video capture device and software.

No, sorry the external drive will not copy the internal drive never has, the programs will remain on the internal drive but repeated connecting/disconnecting the external drive will break the Esata connector plus the programs are encrypted to the DVR so no other DVR will play them.

 

The only way to copy the programs is in SD with composite cables to a DVD/VHS recorder or to a computer with a video capture device and software.

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Why doesn't Direct TV have a temporary cloud you can move old DVR to unitl new one is ready then repopulate DVR, simple?

Why doesn't Direct TV have a temporary cloud you can move old DVR to unitl new one is ready then repopulate DVR, simple?

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