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So, I know I can't play my DVR recordings saved to my external hard drive over on my computer.

So, I know I can't play my DVR recordings saved to my external hard drive over on my computer. But is is there something that can be done to get them saved/ burned/ converted so that the then can be burned to and then watched on DVD in my computer or blu ray player? Some kind of funky toy I can hook up that will allow me to burn the recordings to dvd's or add them to my Roku/Roku server thingy?
Bonnie asked this question 2 years ago
  • Dish Network • 1412 answers • 89% helpful

    I do apologize there is not its all copy protected they can only be connected to a dish dvr ant other device it's connected to will want to reformat the drive
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  • Dish Network • 635 answers • 91% helpful

    The only way to do this is to get a DVD burner connected to your Dish DVR via RCA (Red/White/Yellow) Or Composite (Red/Green/Blue & Red/White) cables. You would have to play the movie and then burn it as it plays. There is no faster way since all of Dish's content is encrypted. AND, there is no guarantee that the DVD burner you use will recognize the encryption and record a bunch of static. If you are dead set to attempt this, try finding an OLDER DVD recorder from a pawn shop or something along those lines. The newer ones have been configured to recognize copyrighted material.
    Good Luck.
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      Bonnie
      Thanks, Molon, I had a feeling I'd only be able to burn them, but didn't realize that even DVD burners would be kept from reading them. I have like 6 HD worth of shows, and 1 HD has already gone bad. I'd feel beeter with them on DVD. They're not movies, just my TV shows I've taped to re-watch over the years, so you can imagine the hours! Can you guestimate the year range I'm looking at for the burners to be in? It's 1 of the few entertainment toys I've never purchased...
    • Dish Network • 635 answers • 91% helpful

      Early 2000's or older should be ok. Oh, and thanks for the feedback!
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      Bonnie
      Just wrote the truth, but you're welcome.?? This is perfect , thank you, I'm ready to start searching for a "new", old burner.
    • Dish Network • 635 answers • 91% helpful

      Bonnie,
      If you ever need any further help, this is my direct link.
      http://www.insidr.com/in/molon-labe-3
      And thanks again!