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Media box

Does anyone know of a media box that will play recorded programs from Dish Network, saved to an external hard drive? TIA

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None should.

This is an area of escalating warfare. That is, the Dish gear is designed for this to never happen, they actively work to block such and well, some want to do it anyway.

As Hagrid might have said if you pull this off.

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Hopper 3

My old dish receiver started having issues with freezing up while watching dvr programs and sometimes even on live tv. We decided to upgrade to the Hopper 3. We transferred the recorded shows to an external hard drive, with intentions of watching them thru the new receiver. ( We were able to do this with the old receiver). None of the recorded programs were from premium channels or even ppv, as we do not subscribe. But the technician told us, it wouldn't work with the new receiver.

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I've heard that before.

It's even worse than most think. The content should be playable ONLY on the original box. Even if it was not PPV or premium.

This is by design along with blocking and encrypting the content so the files and such can never be played on something else.

I've seen folk melt down over this but it's how it was designed.

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It sounds to me Dish is not...

watching out for their customers...too bad. If their own equipment don't play it, I doubt outside vendor would have them.

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media box? be specific

there are a kinds of media boxes and they each offer different features. I know on the roku box, there are channels that will stream media from external drives .

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The OP was bluntly specific

Her needs are unfortunately not going to be met by anyone due to copyright restrictions.

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