Freesat box - Keep old recordings

  Jollyjohn 15:42 28 Jun 2017
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If I buy a new Freesat box how can I access the recordings on the old box? Can I move the hard drive into the new box?

  lotvic 21:20 28 Jun 2017
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What model is the 'old' box? AFAIK The recordings are encrypted so they only playback on the Freesat box. You can connect an external hard drive and copy SD recordings to it, as part of the process they convert to .ts files that then can be played on other devices. HD recordings excepted (can't convert them to .ts)

It might be possible to put the old hard drive in a caddy and connect it via USB to the new Freesat box and then they should play ok. I don't know of any reason that wouldn't work.

  Jollyjohn 11:57 30 Jun 2017

Many thanks. I asked Humax, on a chat link, and they said "there is no way to transfer, just keep the old box"

I will have a look at the box next time I am round to fix the computer.

  lotvic 13:09 30 Jun 2017

Humax, on chat link 'has spoken with forked tongue'

I have copied loads from Humax Foxsat box via USB to ext HDD and USB stick (have to be formatted to FAT32 or EXT3 Linux format)

Manual for mine tells how to do that, what model Humax box is it?

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