Unable to transfer some shows to external drive (1 Viewer)

Hall

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I have been attempting to transfer recordings on our Hopper to an external HDD and a few of them won't transfer. I do get this helpful error message:

The transfer completed with errors
(Watch TV) (Stop)

No error # in the window's title bar like most menus that Dish has. A few things:

- It did not complete at all. The message implies maybe some shows transferred while others did not but that's not the case.
- Dozens of other programs have transferred okay
- The external HDD is 49% full (Transfer screen says 233 GB is available on the external HDD)
- Shows in question are The Big Bang Theory (9), Kevin Can Wait (3), and Nova (1)

I know that PTAT often caused problems with trying to transfer recordings done within the 'window' that PTAT saves episodes but mine includes episodes from weeks ago. Nova shouldn't be impacted anyway as it's from PBS. Nonetheless, I turned PTAT off and not sure it's necessary anyway because I don't have satellite locals. These were recorded OTA.
 

Hall

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This is a Hopper with Sling (with the Carbon interface), by the way. Other OTA recordings transferred okay though.
 

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I' ve had the HWS / CUI for about 2 weeks now and I noticed this too. I had set up a timer for a program during prime time not realizing that the installation of the CUI had turned on PTAT by default. I could not transfer that program over to the external drive. I got the same non-descript error message as Hall did.

I don't know if it has something to do with the fact I had a specific timer set up for it on & it was overriden by the PTAT system???

The program plays back fine, it is not corrupted.

Very annoying, unpredictable behavior.
 
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