How do I transfer recorded show from dvr to vcr tape

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Support Forum' started by sportsmom12, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. sportsmom12

    sportsmom12 Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
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    I am a complete electronic rookie. I have figured out how to record on my dvr - I think I have an RC15 from direct tv. I would like to transfer some of the things I taped to a vcr tape so I can take it with me to watch at a friends house. I have no idea how to do that. I can record directly to the vcr tape if I preprogram it like I use to before DVR days- but if I don't have it on the channel I want recorded - it records something else( the DVR) will still record the right movie but the VCR won't. Anybody with patience to help would be great.
  2. scottie_h

    scottie_h Active SatelliteGuys Member

    May 22, 2004
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    How do you have the VCR hooked up?

    You should just have have to play the program on the DVR and press 'record' on the VCR. The VCR just records whatever signal is coming into it - it has no idea whether it's from a DVR, antenna, coax cable, etc.
  3. Pepper

    Pepper DVR Addict~Mad Scientist
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    Mar 16, 2004
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    Sorry, I know not helpful, but I just have to say it.

    "What's a VCR tape?" :)

    OK, now that that's out of the way I will try to be helpful. You need a set of RCA cables to connect the video and audio outputs of your satellite receiver to the video and audio inputs on the VCR. Then run the VCR to the TV. Tune the VCR to the external input. (some VCRs list it as channel 0 or 1, or maybe an "input" button on the remote to toggle. Then, just push record on the VCR and play on the satellite.
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