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Old 02-24-05, 12:38 PM
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Comcast DVR box: way to record off of it on to PC?

I have the Comcast provided Motorola Dual-Tuner HD DVR cable box. I've been recording some shows and stuff. Is there a way to hook it up to a PC and record items off of it?
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Old 02-24-05, 01:02 PM
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As a downgraded standard def 480i file? Any capture card should do it, as long as the box can output HD that way.

As a 1080i/720p HD file? You would need something like the ATI HDTV card.

As a direct digital file? If it's anything like the TiVo (pre-TivotoGo), you'd need some hacking instructions for that specific model. But, I wouldn't know about cable boxes.
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Old 02-24-05, 01:19 PM
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Here's some information...haven't tried it yet but worth looking through...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...postid=3818890
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Old 02-24-05, 01:19 PM
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Does it have Firewire?
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Old 02-24-05, 02:19 PM
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Does it have Firewire?
I'll have to check, but I'm pretty sure it does. However, I'm not sure if any of these outputs are activated on it.
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Is it a Motorola 620x with firmware 7.10 or higher? If so, the Firewire should be active and able to be recorded from.
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Old 03-02-05, 02:17 AM
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I recently got the Dvr as well but for some reason I cannot record anything off of it and I have a Sony VCR is there anyway I can do this since the DVR does not have a TV out I see the first guy does record something however, I am stuck and my DVR is about 77percent full and would like to unload it if possible any help would be great thanks
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Old 03-02-05, 10:57 PM
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I read somewhere (on another forum) that firewire was supposed to be active on all cable boxes. I also read that it may take a call to technical support to get this done.
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Old 03-03-05, 02:34 AM
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Yes I see however, you are telling me that with the firewire I would unload to my computer however, that is not what I want to do I want to record it to my VCR
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Old 03-10-05, 05:21 AM
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Your DVR doesn't have video out? I just got a DVR from Comcast and it has Video OUt which you connect to your VCR and it will record off from your DVR.
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