Originally Posted by rmremops
How would I do this if I were to transfer the movies to an external HDD first and then to the computer. I'm an old man and not the brightest star in the heavens so I'm not to savy on complicated computer jargon. Thanks for the help
I too, am an old guy with rapidly diminishing luminance, but maybe a bit more savvy with GNU/Linux, I hope. I do not have a dish setup, but will try to summarize the excellent research
done for you by ukiuki
It appears that you have two options that you would be able to cope with:
* Burn directly to DVD from the video output of the 722 device - best easiest choice...
* Save to external hard drive, then find a program to convert them to a useful format - not bad, more work
If you have or can get a DVD burner that will burn directly from the video output of the 722 then this is the least hassle, best option. Then you could read the DVDs into your XP computer.
If you have an external USD HDD then you can apparently save them directly to it - but read the warning about the 722 reformatting the drive! You will lose anything else on the drive!
If you do copy to the external drive then they are at least safe and accessible because it uses a standard GNU/Linux file format, so you can then complete the task at your leisure, but you will need a GNU/Linux machine to do that, or maybe boot from a live Linux DVD and copy to your XP drive. The saved files will be in a proprietary Dish video format so you will need to find a program to convert them to something that you can use, but apparently those are available on the net.
My guess is that opening the box and hacking the drive might be a little beyond you, but I may be wrong on that!