I was wondering if it is possible to use a receiver strictly for the purpose of watching stuff on my EHD. I was thinking of putting the receiver in my camper and taking my EHD when camping but I did not plan to hook the receiver up to a Dish.
Navychop, we have seen reports of people watching stuff recorded internally on 501 recievers for years after they disconnected the dish. Is this something that has a different answer for VIP receivers?
After some varying period of time, your receiver will cease working after it has had no satellite signal and has been unable to "phone home."
I know you answered the OP but we have wandered into asking about the DVR contents. That's where the clock question came up for me.Regarding VIP receivers - if it has been deactivated by DISH, Account cancelled, or been unplugged/without signal (for 3-7 days aka losing its authorization) you will not be able to watch EHD content.
I don't think a clock matters because DISH uses a 2 key encryption system.
Yup. We established that somewhere in the 50+ posts on this subject over the recent months.I have a vip211 with ext HD that I use for camping. Everytime I get ready to use it I have to set it up and call Dish and get it reactivated. Also, the ext HD does not work until it is reactivated.