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Retaining Recordings after Upgrade

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Hi,

I hope someone can help me.

I have an old (11 year-old) iQ box that I'm finally planning to upgrade, but I do want to keep the recordings I have on it. Given the age of the box, I've been told that I can keep the old box, but that recordings will be removed when i do upgrade.

I've seen various posts about the difficulty of copying recordings, but my question is slightly different in that I'm hoping to keep the old box just for playback.

Is it true that recordings are removed on upgrade? And is there a way to get round it?

Thanks.

Dave

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Re: Retaining Recordings after Upgrade

The problem with recordings is due to the DHCP restrictions (copy protection). With the iQ boxes, they are tied to your subscription and the record on the subscription that you are the "owner" of the box.
Within the Foxtel system, you will no longer be the "owner" of the box, so the copy protection system will say "nope" and no longer allow you access to the recordings on the drive.

And just because Foxtel say that you don't have to return the box, doesn't mean the same thing as you being the "owner" as far as the system is concerned.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Retaining Recordings after Upgrade

The problem with recordings is due to the DHCP restrictions (copy protection). With the iQ boxes, they are tied to your subscription and the record on the subscription that you are the "owner" of the box.
Within the Foxtel system, you will no longer be the "owner" of the box, so the copy protection system will say "nope" and no longer allow you access to the recordings on the drive.

And just because Foxtel say that you don't have to return the box, doesn't mean the same thing as you being the "owner" as far as the system is concerned.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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