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scrob2000

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Hey guys,

I'm a newbie and I probably have a newbie question. I have a Dish VIP612 at the moment and just upgraded to a VIP722 to add the ability to have DVR in 2 rooms. My question is...when the technician comes to install it, will he be able to transfer the programs I currently have on my VIP612 to the new DVR receiver? Also, will I see a decrease in the problems the VIP612 has (sound cuts out, restarts periodically for no reason, etc.)? Thanks in advance.

scrob2000
 
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KAB

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that is good to know. when did it become an option?
"with my EHD" since August '07. If you are talking DVR to DVR, never. Read post #4 again.
 

radog

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Hey guys,

I'm a newbie and I probably have a newbie question. I have a Dish VIP612 at the moment and just upgraded to a VIP722 to add the ability to have DVR in 2 rooms. My question is...when the technician comes to install it, will he be able to transfer the programs I currently have on my VIP612 to the new DVR receiver? Also, will I see a decrease in the problems the VIP612 has (sound cuts out, restarts periodically for no reason, etc.)? Thanks in advance.

scrob2000


I'm interested in the last part of your question as well...... I'm on my third 612 in less than two months of new service and I'm about to cancel the contract based on Quality of Service. The sound cutouts, the DVR skipping and breaking up, the cutouts right in the middle of something you've made an effort to watch...it's very frustrating.

Roger
 

ryotgz

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Yes, please keep in mind I use my external hard drive.

We had to swap out our first 612 due to skipping and random reboots. The replacement has been going pretty good, just a few hiccups. It seems to be doing better after the last software update a few months back.
 

scrob2000

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So I have an EHD. Is there anywhere I can go to find out how to transfer the data? Is there a menu I go to on the 612?
 

KKlare

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DVR+4+{1 to review the EHD, or 2 to send to the EHD}.
Review is to view, delete, ....
Both tell you how much space is left on the EHD but not on the internal.
You will not be able to transfer more than there is space for although with multiple items it may not find this out until further down the transfer list due to fragmentation.

Be warned that if a playback is run to the end or certain other cases it will post the wrong info and erase the show--see other threads. You can go to view or bring it back before viewing and play from internal and then put it back again--a big pain but safe. (Or Dish's suggestion is to reboot between each view--what a waste.)

Also when it loads a new EHD it asks if you want to use it and you are at the choice (1 or 2).
Some times it does not ask until you do the DVR+4--this more recently on my 722.
-Ken
 
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brad1138

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You need more than just any EHD, it can only be used for the Dish network receivers. It will be reformatted and anything on it lost. Also you have to pay Dish $40 to "activate" it. You can't just hook one up you are using for your computer.

Brad
 

Jim5506

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HMMM...

I've seen somewhere that someone swapped hard drives between a vip DVR that had a power supply failure and a replacement, and it worked - no recordings lost.

I'll have to do some digging.
 

sca

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no (unless you have ehd. then simple. just transfer onto ehd, hook new ehd up to new receiver) and yes - assuming the tech finds the real problem.
rebooting is either electrical (check your outlets or have the tech do it) or bad 612.
other problems are likely the dish cable or lnb. for the guy who posted he just got his 3rd 612, its obvious that the 612 is not the problem, but something with either dish alignment cable or electrical.
 
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