Can I transfer "old" EHD recordings to an H3? (1 Viewer)

dendavis

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Back in the day of the 722, used to archive favorite shows on EHD, ended up with three EHD's worth. Presently I have HWS, and am thinking of upgrading to H3. Never had accessed the EHDs on the HWS, now I wonder if they are "toast," given the requirements for USB 2.0 cables, etc, per the DISH site. If I do upgrade to H3, would also want to archive several programs currently on the HWS, so they would be available to the H3. These I could at least use a DISH-acceptable EHD.

Anyone know if the H3 will accept recordings off an older EHD, i.e., USB 1.0-era?

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Any EHD from any previous DishDVR should work. You can transfer to the Hopper or watch directly from the drive, it will appear under "sources" in the DVR list.
 
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Listen to navychop, that's good advice if you go for the H3. However, in the interim you might want to get a hub and connect all 3 of your EHD's to your HWS. You can turn any two of them on at a time and the HWS will recognize them, I do this with my HWS. I believe the H3 will recognize all three of them.
 
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It has to be said, just in case it wasn't clear...the EHD will work from 722 to Hopper, provided it's the same active account. If a new account was set up with the Hopper, any recordings on the EHD from previous accounts will NOT be accessible.
 
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Yes.

Might be best to wait three days after installation.

USB 2, I think.
Great, and thanks to all. I have the same account I have had with DISH since 1994, so that should be good. I just got a bit antsy when I read on their site about the USB 2.0 being a requirement for EHD's to their new boxes. Knew I could count on The Board:bday
 
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Great, and thanks to all. I have the same account I have had with DISH since 1994, so that should be good. I just got a bit antsy when I read on their site about the USB 2.0 being a requirement for EHD's to their new boxes. Knew I could count on The Board:bday

Wow, you had an account 2 years before DISH started broadcasting. :biggrin
 

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