Part of the problem is legal
by Pepe7 - 4/12/10 3:20 PM
In Reply to: I don't think so! by OCToolguy
It's not as simple as having USB ports unfortunately.
Certain broadcasts have certain rights which are negotiated with the providers, whether they be satellite, cable or over the air broadcasters/networks. PPV is the most restricted as far as what you can do w/ something you've viewed on a device provided by a content provider. Such premium content is generally 5C encrypted AFAIK, which means you cannot transfer it as you've illustrated. Directv doesn't make their money so much by moving content around to a third party device for subscribers, although they might help facilitate a drive swap as has been suggested, provided you still were a customer.
As far as other non-premium shows are concerned, you may be able to watch in one of two ways. Obtain them either the local library, amazon (etc.) via VHS or DVD, or perhaps online at a place like Hulu.com that streams some of the old shows.
If you want any help finding some things from your old HDD in other (legal) places feel free to ask. I just need the titles. Separate thread, please
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