[Chugalug] OT: Frustration

John Aldrich mrmaxx at spamcop.net
Sun Aug 18 03:23:36 UTC 2013

So, I've ordered an upgrade of my Dish Network service, and I have a bunch of 
stuff I haven't watched on my current DVR. I ask the CS rep if there's any way 
to get it off the current DVR before I have to send in the old one. He says 
"sure... just copy it off via an external hard drive." 
So today I go out and buy a 3TB external drive, and try to hook it up. No go. 
I contact Dish, they say "Oh, that won't work... it has to be 2 TB or less, 
and powered." So, I run out and buy a 1.5 TB drive. Come to find out, it's not 
powered, so I run out and buy a powered USB hub, and hook it between the DVR 
and the hard drive. Drive spins, up, receiver says "not supported." I go back 
to Dish, and NOW they're saying "Oh, your DVR doesn't support an external hard 

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