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rex 02-22-2008 04:05 PM

External USB hard drive for ViP722
 
I just got a 750 GB HD for my 722. But that is still inadequate. It is amazing how fast you can fill them up! Is there any way to get a larger hard drive to work? Has anyone tried? I would love to get 2 or 3 TB drive on there; but Dish "recommends" 750 GB maximum.

rlpiii 02-22-2008 05:30 PM

Re: External USB hard drive for ViP722
 
Is Dish still charging for using the external drive capability? I was going to wait until they made that a free add-on. Besides, I have 3 ViP622 boxes, so I pretty much have everything saved that I want for now.

rex 02-23-2008 02:56 PM

Re: External USB hard drive for ViP722
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rex (Post 11960)
I just got a 750 GB HD for my 722. But that is still inadequate. It is amazing how fast you can fill them up! Is there any way to get a larger hard drive to work? Has anyone tried? I would love to get 2 or 3 TB drive on there; but Dish "recommends" 750 GB maximum.

Yes, there is a one-time activation fee to enable the feature. It is surprising how fast you can fill up the space with HD content! I doubt they will make it free, since they always like to charge extra fees for eveything they can think of!

rlpiii 02-23-2008 04:30 PM

Re: External USB hard drive for ViP722
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rex (Post 12018)
Yes, there is a one-time activation fee to enable the feature. It is surprising how fast you can fill up the space with HD content! I doubt they will make it free, since they always like to charge extra fees for eveything they can think of!

I agree. All these services seem to nickel and dime you as much as possible.

CarbonJoe 02-27-2008 02:43 PM

Re: External USB hard drive for ViP722
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rlpiii (Post 11963)
Is Dish still charging for using the external drive capability? I was going to wait until they made that a free add-on. Besides, I have 3 ViP622 boxes, so I pretty much have everything saved that I want for now.

Yes, Dish still charges a one time $39.99 fee to enable EHD capability for *all* of the capable DVRs on your account. It allows you to use an unlimited number of EHDs on your boxes.

rlpiii 02-27-2008 02:49 PM

Re: External USB hard drive for ViP722
 
It just feels like all the providers nickel and dime the consumer to death. I think our bill is like ~ $150/mo. or more now w/ 3 DVRs and 3 HD receivers which is actually way better than what DirecTV wanted.


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