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seagate external hard drive

Jan 5, 2017 9:04PM PST

HI all
I have a Seagate 3tb USB Backup Plus external hard drive. I had it hooked to my dish network dvr for a while. I have a lot of movies. Now I am trying to get them into my compuer so I can burn em out. I plugged the drive in my USB. Then had to dwnld seagate dashboard. I can not read anything being on the drive??

I moved through the options on this Seagate dashboard and found one page where it shows space left and it is reading like I have nothing on the drive.?? How can I get this working. I figured i would just plug it in and get folders or icons of everything in there and I can not find anything.. Thanks, Jeff

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I'll summarize the prior discussions so you don't lose it.
Jan 5, 2017 11:38PM PST

This one is a well done area. The content is protected at many levels and on top of that it should only play on this DVR. There is no known CRACK to access the content from other than the DVR.

Please be aware this topic is well done so I must summarize.

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thanks
Jan 6, 2017 9:52AM PST

HI
Thanks for the response. I did numerous searches and did not see anything on this particular question. Where is it covered?? i would like to read the thread.

Not happy with best buy for saying I could get them to my computer. Also with dish for protecting them this way. There only old movies and sit coms. PPV events or newer movies that are rented can not even be put on a dvr. You get 24 hrs to watch it and the channel locks up again.

HMMM, right back to the old problem. I have the recordings till the drive fails. A VCR would be safe but I am not going there. Thanks again, Jeff

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I used google to find so many posts about DVR content.
Jan 6, 2017 10:29AM PST

That I worry you were looking for an exact match of this HDD make, model, size etc.

The clue the content is the usual protected stuff is the 24 hours. To enforce this the content is protected at many levels.

No carrier/TV/streaming/cable system differentiates old sitcoms and movies when it comes to copy protection.

Post was last edited on January 6, 2017 10:29 AM PST

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