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DISH Network DVR-625 DTV Receiver- Is it possible for me to replace the hard drive in this unit with a larger one? Say a 1TB? I build computers so Im familiar with the mechanics, just need to know if the receiver will accept it & format/program it properly?

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Hi gehrlichman, my name is Mike Houston of DISH Network andI was going over your post and seen where you were asking about an externalhard drive to get the recordings off your 625 DVR receiver. To do that you willneed to upgrade to our VIP HD series receivers, if you get the HD DVR receiveryou will be able to add an External Hard Drive to get the recordings off. Iwill send a link to tell you all of what's needed.http://www.dishnetwork.com/SupportSection/use-ehd

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Why does my Dish Network DVR-625 DTV receiver sound like it is running all the time


The Dish 625 as with the other Dish DVR systems has a fan built into the back of the unit. The fan runs nearly all the time to keep the internal drive cool. Sometimes the fan sounds louder that normal. what I do from time to time is take my shop vac and or the small vac u you use to clean your computer. and clean the vents around the fan. I do this on my desk top computer also.. Hope this helps.

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I have a 625 box, usb slot does not work. am running L548 software. want to transfer recored shows to a disk but 625 unit wont reconnize the external device. is trher a way around this? jimmy


Hi my nameis Mike Houston of DISH Network and I see you want to get your recordings offyour DVR receiver to a hard drive through your USB slot. Depending on thereceiver and external hard drive or device you have and you will need to makesure it meets all the requirements, if you are using the 522 or 625 DVRreceivers you can only use the Pocket DISH portable media players. Those modelsthat are compatible are; AV402E, AV500E and AV700E, if you have any questionsplease e-mail me at michael.houston@dishnetwork.com.

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Dvr box wont record


Are you able to access any of your previous recordings?

Try unplugging the receiver for 10-15 seconds and plug back in. The receiver will reboot itself for you and should restore functionality of the DVR. If that doesn't work the hard drive has likely failed and we would need to send a replacement receiver.

Nick Franta
DISH Network Customer Service.

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Dish dvr error 5b1 inacsessible dvr menu no data


Replace the receiver as the hard drive failed / is corrupted.
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How do I migrate my recorded programs from the DVR-625 to my XP pro PC?


It is not possible due to incompatibility, All dish VIp seris recrvs can utilize an external hard drive but is still different format styles from a pc. it will erase all your porgrams whenh you move it from device to device. at this time the USB ports are disable on the 625 DVR.

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I want to record to a external hard drive in order to take to Ira


If you have a dish network system as listed in post a DVR 625 this is NOT possible, it will only work with VIP series Dish Network recivers. and they must be used on teh same model reciever such as Vip 722, tranfer to EXT HD then Watch on another 722!

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Can you download content from dvr-625 to a computer?


Based on the product specs available on the internet, no.

You can only store content on the provided hard drive, and play back from there.

The only DVR that can transfer to PC, is still Tivo.

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