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Pulling shows OFF a DVR

 
 
Seed
 
Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 12:30 pm
So you have a DVR and you have recorded a seasons worth of tv from several different shows. You don't have any more room to record anything but you want to keep your previously recorded shows. How do you get them off your DVR and on to, say an external hard drive?
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Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 01:23 pm
@Seed,
There are several ways to do it. I use a Dazzle DVD Recorder made by Pinnacle, transferring from DVR to either a DVD or hard drive. It might depend on the make and model of your DVR. What kind do you have?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 01:30 pm
@Seed,
Is DVR the same as TiVo?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 01:45 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Yes. A Tivo is a brand name for a Digital Video Recorder or DVR.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 01:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Yes. A Tivo is a brand name for a Digital Video Recorder or DVR.
Do u have to pay a monthly service charge with that?

I don't with my VHS videotape recorders
or my DVD recorder.
Seed
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 01:50 pm
@Irishk,
well I have two I want to try and pull shows off of.

a DirectTV +Plus Model number R16
and
DirectTV DVR R10 (which is a Tivo model)

And yes David it's like Tivo
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 01:53 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

tsarstepan wrote:
Yes. A Tivo is a brand name for a Digital Video Recorder or DVR.
Do u have to pay a monthly service charge with that?

I don't with my VHS videotape recorders
or my DVD recorder.

If you get one through the cable company or dish provider, I believe it's an extra $3 a month rental fee.
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Seed
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 02:01 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Don't make me lie to you David on the fee. Payment is a direct withdraw i haven't seen the bill in a while.
Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 03:11 pm
@Seed,
Seed wrote:

well I have two I want to try and pull shows off of.


Then the product I use should work for you.

Dazzle DVD Recorder

The software that comes with it lets you transfer directly to DVD (if your computer has that capability) or you can save the files on your hard drive. The quality isn't bad at all.

Others will probably be along to suggest easier ways to do it; this is just the easiest way that I know.
Seed
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 03:17 pm
@Irishk,
from a DVR? the thing that is hooked up to your tv to record shows? I was looking at the site, I didn't do much digging but it didn't look like it would help.
parados
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 03:24 pm
@Seed,
Quote:
Simply connect a VCR, DVD player, camcorder or other video device to the Dazzle USB hardware.
OR a DVR since it would also have outputs that could be connected to the Dazzle USB hardware
Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 03:24 pm
@Seed,
Yes...it comes with cables. S-Video and composite on one end and USB (to the computer) on the other. I've transferred whole TV series from my DVR and then burned them to DVD for watching later.
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 03:28 pm
@parados,
Technical specs say this



Quote:
Software Specifications

* Capture from any video source with composite (RCA) or S-Video output



You just need to confirm your DVRs have that for output.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 03:30 pm
@Seed,
Here's a look at the hardware set up.

http://www.pinnaclesys.com/presskits/Dazzle/DazzleDVD_Recorder_ReviewersGuide_May06.pdf
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Irishk
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 04:34 pm
@Seed,
Correction. You'll need to purchase the S-Video and/or composite cables separately. The recorder only comes with the USB connection.

Also, since I'm not familiar with DirecTV units (I use a different set top box), I'm not sure if their content is encrypted. You could call DirecTV and tell them what you want to do and ask their advice on the best way to do it.
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johnnybgood
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2013 05:59 pm
have a direct tv dvr, model#hr24-100,would like to transfer recordings onto a dvd,how?
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