copying from Direct TV HD DVR to DVD

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  1. lostal21

    lostal21 Thread Starter New Member

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    OK - am sure that I am the 4,000,000th person to ask this question.

    How do I copy recorded programs from my Direct TV HD DVR to a CD. Believe it or not, my wife and I were photographed on national TV at a NASCAR race, and I want to copy it off to a DVD so I can prove it to my kids..LOL.

    Can someone who knows how to do give me a hand?

    Thanks,
    Lostal21
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  2. jdc2006

    jdc2006 Member

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    Don't think DTV has released the info or even the software to do this. I think you can transfer via the usb port in the future but right now the only way is to send the video and audio to something else via the receivers connections, RCA, HDMI, Component, SVideo. In other words run connections out from the receiver to the input of some type of recording device (CDRW, VCR, Computer) Play the program on the DVR and set the recording device to record from the selected video/audio inputs used coming from the DVR. Thats the only way I know of right now.
  3. Zynergi

    Zynergi Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    you will need to use a VCR or DVD Burner and connect it to one of the open outputs on the HDDVR, then follow the instructions with your VCR or DVD Burner. You will have to record it as you watch it.
  4. comcastsucks

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    What if you have an external Hard Drive via the Sata port? If its on your home network, can you burn from there?
  5. scottie_h

    scottie_h Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I do it from a 'stand-alone' DVD-R (not computer based) all the time. I just push 'play' on the DVR and 'record' on the recorder. Simple as that.
  6. darrencp22

    darrencp22 SatelliteGuys Family

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    It will not be spectacular quality but this is the easiest and quickest thing to do. Just take a smart phone and record a video. If you do it from the right distance off an HDTV the quality will be decent. From there you can just copy it to a CD or DVD.... even easier, just email/text it to someone. I've done this before and it's not that bad.
  7. tywallick

    tywallick New Member

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    Best solution -http://www.amazon.com/Elgato-EyeTV-Satellite-Macintosh-10021040/dp/B003MVYTBU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3QON785R890HF&coliid=I19VHN5H9DDZ8Q

    You're welcome :)
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  9. webdog

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    I have used this as well. It works good. Just connect the RGB+audio cables from the Direct box and plug the other end of the 5 RCA cables into the Hauppauge, plug in the USB and you're in business (after you install the Hauppauge software, of course).

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