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Retrieving recordings from old DVR

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Registered: ‎05-11-2010

Retrieving recordings from old DVR

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I recently moved and had a one week delay before setting up FIOS in my new place.  My landlord kept my DVR running at the old place.  I figured I could just plug it in and run cables from the video/audio out jacks and record my shows to old-school VHS (which I had done in the past).  The DVR won't boot up and I keep getting a "starting up" message screen that never goes away.


If I connect the old DVR to the new place's FIOS will that solve the problem or will it not recognize the old DVR as proper equipment?  If so, how else, besides manually dubbing the shows at my old place, can I recover these recordings?


Thanks in advance for any advice.





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Registered: ‎05-17-2009

Re: Retrieving recordings from old DVR

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it would solve the problem of being able to access the recordings. It may or may not work with live programming but by connecting it to the new fios, there is at least the signal that would allow it to boot up.


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