Newbie Questions (1 Viewer)

kaver13

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I appologize in advance if these questions have already been answered, but E* is not giving me any answers. I just got a new job and will be travelling alot so I am going to buy a laptop. Most of my questions concern transfering shows/files. Here is my setup.

1 811 HD
1 625 DVR
1 301

Questions

1. Can I attach to the 625 DVR via USB with a laptop and transfer files "shows" to the laptop?
2. If the laptop has tv tuner card can I record HD content through the 811 or other HD receiver.
3. Lastly, I put an antenna on my roof to get locals in HD, If I upgrade to HD DVR will it record over the air signals.

Thanks in advance for the help.:D
 

Hall

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1) No
2) No (I presume your tuner card has the typical RCA or S-Video inputs. If so, that will be downconverted from HD on those outputs of the 811.)
3) Yes
 

Poke

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Yeah and the best thing too do is to get your HD receivers on the new MPEG4 ones.. That way your all up to date.
 

Jolard

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2. Maybe? Don't they have new HDTV tuner cards for PC's now? Maybe not for laptops, but I am sure I have seen them somewhere. If so it could be possible. You would need component in, because I am sure you wouldn't be able to do it with HDMI.
 

scottrell

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2. Maybe? Don't they have new HDTV tuner cards for PC's now? Maybe not for laptops, but I am sure I have seen them somewhere. If so it could be possible. You would need component in, because I am sure you wouldn't be able to do it with HDMI.

If you can find any device in the retail market that records from component inputs, you'd be the first.:eureka

-sc
 

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