622 USB ports

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jghartle

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Hello all! Just curious if these ports will ever be activated for external usb hard drive support? That's really the only thing holding me back from getting a 622. The need for space to archive. Don't want to be controlled by how much I can record and then be forced to watch something before I run out of space. Thanks for a great forum!:)
 
lakebum431

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E* has said that they are planning on supporting usb hard drives in the future. I don't think anyone knows how far into the future this might be, but hopefully it will be soon.
 
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gutter

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The USB port was also on the 942 and that has been a year now and still no word.
 
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jghartle

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I explained to them that it was holding me back from signing up for it, but they said they had no idea. I doubt I'm the only one that feels that maybe 40 hours worth of hd is just not enough space. I have a 250GB drive just itching to be used. Thanks for the quick response!
 
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John W

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I use my USB port on my 942,

The pocket dish hooks right up to it and transfers files onto it
 
lakebum431

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Yeah, the USB port also works for memory sticks (most anyway) and some digital cameras, but the OP was specifically referring to external USB hard drives.
 
ChetK

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John Walsh said:
I use my USB port on my 942,

The pocket dish hooks right up to it and transfers files onto it

I hate to change the direction of this thread, but this post got me intrigued. At one point, I wanted to get an iPod, but now that I see this AV700E pocketdish, I'm thinking I might go this route. After all, it does mp3, wmv and it will work with y 622. I have a couple of questions though:

  • John, which pocketdish do you have? How do you like it?
  • Can I transfer HD from the 622 into the AV700E?
  • How long does it take to transfer about an hours worth of HD. (Let's say I wanted to transfer The Sopranos from my DVR into the AV700E. How long would something like that take?)
  • How does the mpeg-4 look? Does it get highly compressed?
 
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rmoore3d

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I have the AV 700 and like it very much.

No you cannot transfer HD content, SD only.

It takes less than 5 minutes to transfer a 1 hour program.

The picture is pretty good on the pocket dish. I haven't tried outputting it to a TV so I don't know how that would look although it has the capability. I've heard the picture looks sharper on the 4". I think the resolution is the same. The 7" is a little easier to see with my 57 year old eyes.
 
ChetK

ChetK

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I went ahead and bought the 700. However, I'm VERY disappointed that it will not accept an HD transfer. :( What's the point of the widescreen if it only does SD?

EVERYTHING I record on the 622 is HD. There really should be a way to downconvert the HD to 16x9 SD for a transfer to the Pocket Dish.

Oh well. I guess I'll still use it for a glorified mp3, wma, digital photo player. :cool:
 
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Hey i've got a DISH Player-DVR 625 and when I plug in a SD card reader w/ a card in it i get a menu asking if I want to view what is on it or if I want to transfer files to it. I'm not sure if this helps anyone. It says that these features are not supported but I bet someone with enough know how could un block it.
 

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