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No S-Video output on Hopper--hard to record to a DVD


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#1 OFFLINE   bookwalk

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

My husband often needs to record PBS programs for viewing in classes he teaches. Our old Directv Dvr's had S-video output so that gave a relatively decent picture from our DVD recorder.

Unfortunately, the Hopper has no such output. Are my only options the composite outputs?

I doubt there is any reasonably priced DVD recorder with component inputs.

Any ideas?
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#2 OFFLINE   garys

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

I'm guessing the rca jack (composite) isn't good enough?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

I use the composite. DVDs look great.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Most newer DVD players upscale to 1080 anyway and DVD isn't high def on its own.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

This is the only device that I know of that can accomplish such :-

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#6 OFFLINE   saberfly

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:20 AM

You don't need s-video...really.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:00 AM

This has component input: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815260039 which would provide an ever better better (Not MUCH, when you're dealing with SD, but still better than S-Video).

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

This has component input: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815260039 which would provide an ever better better (Not MUCH, when you're dealing with SD, but still better than S-Video).


Yep that would work, could also use S-video out from the PC used to record to record using the DVD recorder. Then again could just burn the DVD with the PC.

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