Dish Network 625 DVR

I’d like to upgrade to HD but have a number of programs saved on my current DVR. I’m told that I will lose them. I’d like to move them to an external hard drive.

Has anyone been able to accomplish this without removing the drive or as Dish suggests burn them to a DVD - I see that as taking days.

I see that there is a USB port on the box - can this be used?


I had a 622 box go bad on me and had recordings on the hard drive i wanted to transfer to the refurbished one. This is how i went about getting them to wave the fee for the USB hook up

If you are upgrading then i don’t know if they will wave the fee but you can try my approach.