I'm about to upgrade to the Genie. I currently have the hd-dvr. My question is, what is the best way to save my shows and movies from my current dvr so I can still have them once I upgrade? It was suggested to use a dvd recorder or a vcr. Not sure who still owns those. Since the receiver has a usb on it, can I hook up a flash drive or external hard drive and transfer them that way? Thanks in advance.
There's no easy way to save those shows etc - the recordings are encrypted to the DVR. You can copy them to a DVD recorder but a 2-hour movie will take two hours to copy. That's the ponly real way to "archive" them.