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    JohnH77

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    Can I copy both SD and HD recordings to an external disk and then load them into a new, replacement Humax FVP-4000, and play them successfully?

    Or is the locking of the HD recordings tied to the serial number of the unit on which they were recorded? Note I do not need to play them from the external disk if they will work when put on the new machine.

    Mon 4 Jan 2016 20:06:38 #1 |
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    JohnH77 - 2 hours ago  » 
    Can I copy both SD and HD recordings to an external disk and then load them into a new, replacement Humax FVP-4000, and play them successfully?

    Yes I would expect so. The encryption chip is on the motherboard in other Humax HD boxes.

    Mon 4 Jan 2016 22:22:32 #2 |
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    Martin Liddle - 52 minutes ago  » 

    JohnH77 - 2 hours ago  » 
    Can I copy both SD and HD recordings to an external disk and then load them into a new, replacement Humax FVP-4000, and play them successfully?

    Yes I would expect so. The encryption chip is on the motherboard in other Humax HD boxes.

    Martin, is that the correct quote in your reply?

    Mon 4 Jan 2016 23:16:12 #3 |
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    Luke - 30 minutes ago  » 

    Martin Liddle - 52 minutes ago  » 

    JohnH77 - 2 hours ago  » 
    Can I copy both SD and HD recordings to an external disk and then load them into a new, replacement Humax FVP-4000, and play them successfully?

    Yes I would expect so. The encryption chip is on the motherboard in other Humax HD boxes.

    Martin, is that the correct quote in your reply?

    No its rubbish. I misread the question. I thought he was talking about changing the hard drive. There is as far as I know no way of playing encrypted HD content on anything other than the box that recorded it.

    Mon 4 Jan 2016 23:48:19 #4 |
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    Martin

    You did not misread the question. Humax wants my unit back for testing and will be sending me a replacement.

    Is there any point in my trying to copy my SD and HD recordings to the new machine so I can watch them there?

    If I understand correctly:

    SD recordings - you can do anything with them
    HD recordings - can be copied to a replacement disk in the same unit. Cannot be copied to the disk in a different unit.

    Tue 5 Jan 2016 11:01:13 #5 |
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    JohnH77 - 15 minutes ago  » 
    Is there any point in my trying to copy my SD and HD recordings to the new machine so I can watch them there?
    If I understand correctly:
    SD recordings - you can do anything with them

    Correct providing they have had the encryption removed eg by copying to an attached USB drive.

    HD recordings - can be copied to a replacement disk in the same unit. Cannot be copied to the disk in a different unit.

    They can be copied but the encryption is specific to a particular box and so they can only be played on the box that made them.

    Tue 5 Jan 2016 11:19:59 #6 |
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    Graham

    Thanks. So, in five years time, when I want to replace the PVR with the 20TB Version Humax is then selling, I lose all my HD recordings and I cannot transfer them to a new PVR.

    Ouch!

    Tue 5 Jan 2016 12:02:03 #7 |

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