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Old 09-23-10, 08:14 AM
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113 View Post
That sounds like a bit of an expensive proposition.
"You get what you pay for."
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

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"You get what you pay for."
Of course you will also be stuck with cable with the Tivo.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

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Of course you will also be stuck with cable with the Tivo.
I wouldn't be against the idea of a Tivo, expect that I already have a DVR and don't feel too inclined to spend on that as a result.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

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Of course you will also be stuck with cable with the Tivo.
I pay less and get more with cable than I would with sat. It's all about knowing how to deal with the cable company.

I'm paying $105 a month for 30 Mb internet, 3 cable cards and getting the HD channels also.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
I pay less and get more with cable than I would with sat. It's all about knowing how to deal with the cable company.

I'm paying $105 a month for 30 Mb internet, 3 cable cards and getting the HD channels also.

I live with my folks, so I get what they do, and if they pay, I don't complain.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

I was considering simply using a DVD recorder like a VCR. The other option I was looking at involved the USB port on my computer, though I don't know how well that'll work.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

Have you considered an HDD recorder like the Magnavox(Funai) 2160 or 513?
You can record to the HD, edit, add chapter marks and burn to DVD.

The refurb'd 2160 is a very good value and quite popular. The refurb is basically just a brand new returned unit by buyers who couldn't figure out how to use it. The 513 only recently came out and doubles the size of the HD in the 2160.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-M...order/14291489
http://www.jr.com/magnavox/pe/MAG_H2160MW9_hy_RB/

More than you'll want to know about the Magnavox/Funai units
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=940657

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Re: Transferring from a DVR

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
I ran into an issue where the audio would start to go out of sync on certain things I was recording, when I was doing it through my PC. So just make sure you do some spot checking on your videos.



Yes, it's much nicer as you can setup things to auto download to the PC. And you can also upload videos from your PC to it.
Using the usb cord you suggested I am getting real tinny sound. Any thoughts?
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
With the Comcast cable box you can copy some show using a firewire cable connected to a PC.

Something like that may be available for your AT&T box.

And yeah, using a firewire cable it's under the legal things you can do that. Of course the DVR would only allow you to copy some shows, depending on the kind of permissions it has.
I was wondering about this because I got two different answers. The employee at the AT&T store told me that it was probably kosher, whereas when I contacted customer service, they told me no. I decided not to do it to make sure I didn't violate DMR, but I think that it's sort of stupid that you have to leave things on there forever if that's the case .
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

I use the Happauge HD PVR.
You can record your videos from your DVR to a disc in 720p or 1080i
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

Originally Posted by miamiboy100 View Post
I use the Happauge HD PVR.
You can record your videos from your DVR to a disc in 720p or 1080i
This is a pass thru device correct? So I'm guessing you have to record on the DVR, then play thru this PVR onto another storage device, such a pc. If that's correct, one cannot use the DVR to watch another program while recording something previously recorded. Seems very time consuming and something you'd set to re-record one program at a time when otherwise not watching.

I'd like to be able to record cable shows then transfer to a portable drive or a media player so I am able to watch in a later time period. I dont' want Tivo.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
Short answer: copying content from a DVR is considered to be breaking the DRM (I think), and is not a topic of conversation you want to have here.

Long answer: Google.
Actually, I dont think it is. Tivo comes with a program called Tivo Desktop which is made specifically to transfer recorded show to your computer.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

I record movies off of my DVR to my $50 DVD-Recorder all the time. A PC option could be cheaper and faster, but I'm just used to having everything on disc.
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Re: Transferring from a DVR

I use the Hauppage 1212 mentioned earlier. Using a DVD-R recorder is going to be no different. You have to "tape" it in real time as it plays. If you want to archive something in HD, there's not too many choices. I love my Hauppage. I've got tons of stuff off MGM-HD, Encore-HD, TCM-HD that will most likely never hit Blu-ray.

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