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    USB connected External Hard Drive Connected To Hopper - QUESTION

    Hopefully someone can answer this question:



    If a USB External Hard Drive is connected to the Hopper, at the same time is a Network Attached Storage (NAS).

    Can the contents (Home Movies or other backed up movies) be watched through the Hopper system? Will it travel to the Joey's as well?

    If possible, what file format do the movies have to be in for it be viewed?

    Thanks in advance.

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    When you connect a USB storage device into the Hopper, it gets formatted so that the Hopper can transfer files onto it if it isn't formatted already by your prior ViP DVR (except 211). I've never owned a NAS hard drive but if the software that makes it a NAS isn't somehow protected from being overwritten. The Hopper is going to wipe it out. At this time, you can't play back media that is stored on the USB drive. Just shows that you transfer off the Hopper. You'll want to use the Home Media option to stream those Home Movies, pictures, and music stored on another device in your home. The USB option is solely for playing back your recorded programs from your old ViP DVR (except DVR-converted 211) that your transferred to it or for backing up recordings made on the Hopper.
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    If your NAS is DLNA compatible you will see your files. In the DLNA thread you can read about it further. I am able to see 720p mkv files. Keep in mind DLNA does not let you rewind or fast forward. You are better off getting a Boxee Box or a Roku with Plex to see and control almost very file type available. I use the Dish receiver for music and photos, but not video.

    I had to get the hooper swapped out due t a bad drive. As mentioned above the USB hard drive gets auto formatted to Dish compatible system so your NAS would be wiped. I recorder form my old hopper, and now on the new hopper I can access the files. This includes the Joey's. I actually get a drop down form the DVR section so I can choose between "on my hopper" and external device". Pretty sweet. I decided to leave the USB drive attached and now I have a 2 TB user controlled hopper.

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