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How can I capture DVR video to my PC?

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Notorious, Dec 22, 2005.

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  1. Notorious

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    I have a DISH 921 DVR. Occasionally I have stuff that I would like to take a clip from and save it on my PC, what is the best way to do that?

    What would I need to get the footage from the DVR to my PC?

    Would one solution be to get a DVD Recorder and record DVRed programs onto a DVD and then transfer that to the PC...or is there a more direct method?

    Thanks.
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This has been asked a few times lately. Getting a DVD recorder is a decent idea. If all you are looking for is clips a good video capture card will do the trick.

    JL
     
  3. Notorious

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    A capture card for the PC? But how do I get the footage out of the DVR and into the PC...I cant connect them right..?
     
  4. James Long

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    A video capture card. Something where you patch the composite or S-Video out from your 921 (or any device with video outs) and connect it to the inputs of the video card.

    JL
     
  5. CCarncross

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    How does the footage get out to your tv now? Its no different..

    Video and audio out of the back of the dvr, into a capture card, or external capture device connected to your pc......the capture cards have video and audio inputs....
     
  6. scooper

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    Yes it works well. I do it often enough that I ran cables with wall plates between the A/V equipment and my PC. Also RF coax ...
     
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