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07-20-2012 10:54 PM #1
getting programs off dvr
I switched from DISH to DIRECTV. Directv is installed BUT I have not yet cancelled DISH service. Satellite dish has been replaced though and directv equipment has been installed. How do I get my programs off the DVR I used with the DISH service? The installer assured me it was easy but has not returned my call on how to do it. I feel pretty hoodwinked by someone showing up at my door, noticing my old satellite dish and thinking we needed updated and when I agreed they cam the next morning before I could think to get my programs off the DVR. I miss the DISH service, directv is confusing. Please help if you can.
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07-20-2012 11:49 PM #2
The only way to get them off is to record them onto a DVD recorder, video capture device on a PC, VHS or similar. You have to play them back and record in real time. You can't just copy the files to your PC or DirecTV receiver.
If you can't get a Dish signal anymore, then you only have a few days at most before the receivers lose authorization.
Your installer either lied or was an idiot.
07-21-2012 07:19 AM #3Pub Member / Supporter
I vote for "lied" to get the sale. Maybe you have a limited time to cancel DirecTV and stay with Dish?
07-21-2012 07:28 AM #4
If the Dish dish is still there, you may be able to hang it temporarily to get the recordings off the dvr. It doesn't need to be a great signal, just enough to have it work.
07-21-2012 09:16 AM #5
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I currently have DISH and DIRECTV services. Before I disconnect or cancel my DISH service I need to get my saved programs off of the DVR. The DIRECTV was installed last week so the DISH satellite and other equipment is gone, DIRECTV equipment in its place. I have the DVR to send back with the other DISH equipment.
Can the programming be retrieved from my old DISH DVR at this point or is it too late?
If retrievable, how is it done?
07-21-2012 09:18 AM #6