510 backing up

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Is there any way to archive the programs recorded on a 510 besides taping them to a VCR?

I'm about ready to make the move to Directv and their Directivo. Wife is extremely unhappy about the Viacom news and is also wanting a dual tuner solution.
 
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If you want to break the Warranty seal and install the drive in a pc:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dishrip

Note: that the mpeg you get isn't standard DVD resolution. There's some moderately painful jumps to transfer the files to a standard DVD (unless you have an APEX player or another that can handle the files).
 
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They also make Firewire to IDE connectors that work as well without removing the drive.
 
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How would this work on the 510??
 
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you disconnect the ide and power at the motherboard and connect to the cable ends (the seal get's broken if the hard drive is removed).

You have to find a male-female ide cable.
 

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