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Switching up DirecTV Receivers

We are upgrading to the Genie through DirecTV next week. We currently have an HD DVR through them and have shows and movies saved. I can only figure that these are saved in the box (and not somewhere off in satellite-land), but I would hate to lose them. Anyone know if there is a way they (or we) can transfer from the old receiver to the new?


Asked by AllAboutKeeley at 2:11 PM on Feb. 21, 2013 in Technology

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Answers (7)
  • I don't think you can. I remember a while ago my DH was going to get new receivers but he didn't for that reason. I haven't called Dish to ask recently though.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:14 PM on Feb. 21, 2013

  • Oh, we have Dish not Direct. Call & ask.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:16 PM on Feb. 21, 2013

  • Call & ask.

    I did, but got tired of holding for a customer service rep. Wish I would have remembered to ask when we ordered the upgrade yesterday.

    Comment by AllAboutKeeley (original poster) at 2:19 PM on Feb. 21, 2013

  • theyre in the box
    you can still watch them but not transfer

    Answer by feralxat at 3:12 PM on Feb. 21, 2013

  • you can't transfer them. They've said you can buy an external hard-drive (like extra memory) and transfer to that. I haven't done it so I'm not sure how. If you send the old box back, you'll be sending your shows with it.

    Answer by daylily888 at 4:36 PM on Feb. 21, 2013

  • ok- got the low down.
    you need a dvd player/ burner
    you connect the DVR to the burner and then record them to DVD

    Answer by feralxat at 6:40 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • burn them to disc?

    Answer by san78 at 1:44 PM on Feb. 24, 2013