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Not sure about internal drives but for external drives the following applies. Transferring the programming to an external drive would allow it to be watched on another 9242 on the same account. The files can be copied to another 9242 formatted external drive using Linux. To be watched they must be on the same account.

Not sure what would happen if an internal drive is put into another unit . If the drive is recognized and not reformatted, it might be possible to watch the programing on the same account.

@Howie, Even if the 9242 is not working, the drive will be worth more than market value due to the difficulty of finding replacement drives for the 9242. I've sold non-working equipment on Kijiji but didn't get much.
 

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Not sure about internal drives but for external drives the following applies. Transferring the programming to an external drive would allow it to be watched on another 9242 on the same account. The files can be copied to another 9242 formatted external drive using Linux. To be watched they must be on the same account.

Not sure what would happen if an internal drive is put into another unit . If the drive is recognized and not reformatted, it might be possible to watch the programing on the same account.

@Howie, Even if the 9242 is not working, the drive will be worth more than market value due to the difficulty of finding replacement drives for the 9242. I've sold non-working equipment on Kijiji but didn't get much.
My concern is I sell my 9242 for dirt cheap to a guy who fixes one or two inexpensive components and then flips it for a big profit.
 

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The drive alone is probably worth about $100 used. New drives that work in a 9242 are not available. There is a thread on bad capacitors in Bell receivers on the forum.
 

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The drive can be tested on a PC by using smartctrl (Linux.) The user friendly Windows version is called SmartControl but may require formatting the drive to a Windows recognized format.
 

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I've recently moved to an apartment and have had to switch to a Bell Fibe service from Bell Satellite. I still have a Bell 9242 HD PVR (which I own) that seems to be of no further use to me except to play back a small number of time shifted programmes that I recorded before moving. Am I correct in this assumption? The hard drive in it is in excellent condition and it does have two inputs. My question is. Is my 9242 only good for satellite reception or can it be adapted for use for other types of video or even just audio recording? If I plugged it into one of the wired Fibe TV outlets in my apartment would it work? It's a good machine and in some ways more versatile than the ballyhooed Fibe 4K Whole Home PVR (VIP 5662). I hate to see it sent to our electronics recycler if I can find a use for it.

Thank you.
 

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It is no good on fibe. It is only good for playing back any show you have recorded. You could try selling it on Kijiji.
 

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I hate to see it sent to our electronics recycler if I can find a use for it.
Bell satellite receivers usually fetch a good price on resale sites like Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace and eBay. Let someone else find a good use for it.
 
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