So if I back up my Hopper 3 DVR recordings to an external HD, can i connect that HD to say my laptop or PC and watch them from that external HD? What program do I need to view them? Will any media player recognize and play them like Windows media player?
LL88, while you are able to transfer recordings from your Hopper 3 to an external hard drive, you are not able to connect the external hard drive to a PC or laptop. The external hard drive is meant to free up space on the hard drive of your Hopper 3 or to turn a non HD DVR receiver into a HD DVR. You can, however, watch the recordings through the DISH Anywhere app or dishanywhere.com on your PC or laptop.