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Coping from dvr to dvd.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 4tide1, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. 4tide1

    4tide1 Cool Member

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    Is there and easy way to copy show form an hr24 dvr to a dvd. I record lost of football games and some I would like to copy to a dvd to keep to watch later. I don't really care about picture quality. Any ideas on the easy way to do this?
     
  2. davring

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    A stand alone DVD recorder is the easiest bet.
     
  3. Clemsole

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    yes a dvd recorder is about the only way to record them to dvd but to do that you will have to play the game on live tv soyou will tie up the tv for the lengh of the game so you might just sit there and watch it, or show your wife how to do it during the day while she is at home. I'm sure she would love to do that.
     
  4. markfp

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    It's really not that difficult. I copy to DVD all the time. The simplest way is to start it when you go to bed and just let it go. If my wife and I are going out for a couple of hours that's another perfect time. Just a matter of making best use of the available time when the TV isn't in use.
     
  5. sdirv

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    Yep......and the TV doesn't have to be on. I'm retired, so home most days......I fire stuff up, start a DVD burning, turn the TV off and go do something else for a couple hours (drink coffee, "surf the net", play guitar in the garage, etc.).
     
  6. shadough

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    I'd suggest recording the games 1 half per disk, in SP quality. It will look a lot better if you do. Not all DVD recorders are created equal. Some make better recordings than others. I've had good luck w/ Toshiba. Bad luck w/ Samsung. I'd also recommend DVD-r disks, as the +r, an others, don't play in ALL dvd players. Use the S-video output from the receiver for best quality.
     
  7. jdspencer

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    I use my DVD recorder with a hard drive.
    Start the recording and set to record to the hard drive for however long the show is using the best quality.
    Then I can edit the show to record to the DVD.
    It's been awhile since I did it last, but works well.

    Others have recorded to their PC using a video capture device.
    Editing using software is a lot easier than using the DVD recorder's.
     
  8. 4tide1

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    Thanks for the info all. Looks like I am in the market for a good DVD recorder now:)
     
  9. xmguy

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    Sounds like fun! :D Thats how I get shows off my mothers DVR. I just have a simple straight to dvd burner. Start the burn at night. On average I can get 6 hrs on one DVD.
     
  10. starshockey

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    So i guess this can be done. I was at BB on black Friday looking at DVD recorders and there happened to be a DTV rep there and he said recording from the DVR to a DVD could not be done??:confused:
     
  11. newsposter

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    S vid and RCA cables are your friends! you can record anything that you can output on RCA cables.

    i have a panny e80 thats over 5 years old. other than 1 HD crash it's performed perfectly

    by now they are probably up to e120 lol. it was 500 bucks back then
     
  12. joed32

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    Shows what they know!
     
  13. Ira Lacher

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    Well, tell that to the 20 or so discs of news shows I've recorded for my wife, a PR rep who needs 'em!
     
  14. jdspencer

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    My guess is that the DirecTV rep was stuck on HD and not thinking about recording using the SD outputs. They sometimes have blinders on.
     
  15. kovach

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    Component vs. S-Video will provide even better picture quality.
     
  16. jdspencer

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    Except that not too many DVD recorders have component inputs.
    But, then I haven't looked for one in quite a while.
     
  17. mdavej

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    One of the few recorders with component is an old Polaroid 2001G. In spite of that its PQ was substantially worse than s-video on my panasonics. So I sold it on eBay a while back for about $40, which incidentally is what I paid for most of my panasonics. You could buy retail (around $200), but there's really no good reason. Most on eBay are like new anyway. Of the half dozen or so I've bought over the years, all were practically mint.
     
  18. akw4572

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    I used to do this with no problem, when I tried last week, all i got was a blue screen on the tv, and couldn't get a recording. I assumed directv had somehow made this impossible to do. I confirmed both devices were working ok after I tried, but hooking to the TV with the cables I was using to go from the DVR to the DVD recorder, then to the TV. No luck for me.
     
  19. sdirv

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    Last time I got a blue screen on the DVD recorder when trying to record something from the DVR, it was because I hadn't selected the correct input on the DVD Recorder (wife had been trying to watch a DVD and pushed every button on the remote several times)....
     
  20. joed32

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    You're right, they don't make any with component inputs.
     

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