how to transfer dvr programs to another dvr

how to transfer dvr programs to another dvr
Soo asked this question 4 years ago
  • Dish Network • 131 answers • 93% helpful

    Hi Soo, Cheri Torres with DISH's Social Media Team here. In order to transfer programs from one DVR to the other you will need an external hard drive (EHD). The EHD is only compatible with the ViP 211, 211k, 411, 612, 622, 722, 722k and 922 DVR receivers. The EHD that you connect can be anywhere between 50gb to 2TB. It must have its own power supply, support USB 2.0, must not use flash memory and should only be a single-hard disk drive. We no longer charge a fee to hook up an external hard drive unless you are hooking one up to our VIP 211, 211k and 411 receivers to make them DVRs. Once you hook up your external hard drive please follow this link in order to finish transferring your DVR programs. I hope you find this information useful and if you have any further question please feel free to email me at Thank you.

    Cheri Torres
    Social Media Representative
    DISH L.L.C.

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  • Dish Network • 16808 answers • 95% helpful

    Well u
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    • Dish Network • 16808 answers • 95% helpful

      Have to download them to a hard drive, u have to call dish and let them know ur doing it. There's a fee u have too pay. Call dish at 1-866-688-3274. Thank u and I hope this helps.
  • Dish Network • 1916 answers • 93% helpful

    There is no fee to transfer recordings to an external hard drive all you have to do is get a hard drive USB 2.0 you can buy it from best buy or radio shack and plug it in onto the USB port on the receiver and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Dish Network • 905 answers • 95% helpful

    external hard drive from any HD rcvr to another HD rcvr
  • Dish Network • 299 answers • 97% helpful

    The DISH rep above is spot on, though she left out that the external hard drive is also compatible with the new Hopper system.