Swapping External Hard Drive Between Receivers

scsttrooper

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If I have an external HDD attached to my Hopper can I pay the $40 and then put it on my Wally with out having to reformat the hard drive? I keep the Wally in my camper and would like to record shows using my Hopper and then watch them when I go camping. If this has already been covered please forgive me. I searched but could not find a post that already covered this. If it is already out there please put a link and I will be happy to read it there.

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scsttrooper

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That sucks! Sure wish that dish would use a standard format for all devices. Oh well.
 
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That sucks! Sure wish that dish would use a standard format for all devices. Oh well.
Keep in mind that a Hopper is a true DVR and has specific software to make it work. The Wally on the other hand is a stand alone receiver that can be made a semi-DVR and has very specific software to make that work. I suppose that Dish could do away with all non DVR receivers but they would certainly go out of business with that decision.
 
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Maybe it would work for you to get yourself a "HopperGO" (if you don't already have one) to copy your Hopper programming and bring with. Just a thought...
 
scsttrooper

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SatelliteGuys Family
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I had read about the HopperGo and forgotten about it. I just ordered one. Thanks for the help and the reminder. That's what makes this a great forum.
 
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I had read about the HopperGo and forgotten about it. I just ordered one. Thanks for the help and the reminder. That's what makes this a great forum.
Hoper Go will not connect to a TV. I can't remember if the Dish Anywhere apps support AirPlay to Apple TV. In any case I also believe it formats the image for tablets so you'd probably loose significant resolution.
 
scsttrooper

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It will work well for me. I plan to use it mainly for my children to watch and most of the time they are using a tablet.
 

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