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Best Way to Archive DirecTV DVR List?

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#1 OFFLINE   kyleworthey

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:48 PM

My DirecTV DVR is full. I have watched all the shows, but I want to save them to my PC if possible. Most of the content on my DVR is various sports. I have a lot of games saved on there that I would like to be able to go back and watch down the road. I have an HR24-500 Receiver. What is the best way(s) to go about saving the content I have?



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#2 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:01 PM

you can use a capture card and grab it to your pc in sd quality, thast about it.  its not meant to be used to archive stuff.



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:04 PM

Be aware that if your receiver dies you lose all recordings.

They can be saved to a DVD burner in SD resolution only. However, they must be played in real time and send the output to the DVD recorder.

 

If you got an external esata drive you could use it and keep putting stuff on the external drive. The things already recorded would stay on the internal drive.

To access them you would have to remove the external drive and reboot the receiver and then it would use the internal drive.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:17 PM

you can use a capture card and grab it to your pc in sd quality, 

 

 

Be aware that if your receiver dies you lose all recordings.

They can be saved to a DVD burner in SD resolution only. 

with the proper hardware it can be recorded on HD using component output. Colossus for PC and EyeTV for Mac comes to my mind 


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:01 PM

EyeTV...is that the Elgato box at  https://www.elgato.c.../eyetv/eyetv-hd ?



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

EyeTV...is that the Elgato box at  https://www.elgato.c.../eyetv/eyetv-hd ?

Correct!  Very good system


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:21 PM

I just found one locally on Craig's List.  Thank you for pulling my you-know-what out of the fire!  :goodjob:



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Awesome.  glad to help.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:03 PM

I've used the EyeTV but I actually prefer the Hauppauge HD PVR that I have.  It has HDMI input so you can even do 1080p, the EyeTV is only component.

 

http://www.amazon.co...s=video capture


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

I've used the EyeTV but I actually prefer the Hauppauge HD PVR that I have.  It has HDMI input so you can even do 1080p, the EyeTV is only component.

 

http://www.amazon.co...s=video capture

while you can do HDMI on the Hauppauge that is mostly limited to video games, as most TV stuff may be HDCP.  

 

Even they advertise it as such

 

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition High Definition Game Capture Device with HDMI 

In and Out and Real Time Passthrough for Use with PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 (1480)
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

 

while you can do HDMI on the Hauppauge that is mostly limited to video games, as most TV stuff may be HDCP.  

 

Even they advertise it as such

 

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition High Definition Game Capture Device with HDMI 

In and Out and Real Time Passthrough for Use with PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 (1480)

 

 

Not true.  I've used mine to transfer HDCP content off my Genie.  Then again mine isn't the "gaming" version and my link wasn't for the "gaming" version either.

 

Maybe this link will work as it should.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BA4ILX8


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:18 PM

To the OP, here's another option:  http://www.amazon.co...deo capture mac


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

Not true.  I've used mine to transfer HDCP content off my Genie.  Then again mine isn't the "gaming" version and my link wasn't for the "gaming" version either.

 

Maybe this link will work as it should.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BA4ILX8

again from the description

 

  • Records video in a high definition H.264 Blu-ray compatible format to your PC from a Set Top box using Component Video, from the Xbox360 using HDMI or from the PS3 using Component Video

​Just to be clear, I am not saying that these dont work, os just the HDMI "feature" might not work for satellite TV 


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:25 PM

again from the description

 

  • Records video in a high definition H.264 Blu-ray compatible format to your PC from a Set Top box using Component Video, from the Xbox360 using HDMI or from the PS3 using Component Video

​Just to be clear, I am not saying that these dont work, os just the HDMI "feature" might not work for satellite TV 

 

And again....  I HAVE ONE and know how it  works.  The HDMI is not just for video games!


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:26 PM

To the OP, here's another option:  http://www.amazon.co...deo capture mac

Because it uses (features) HDMI, it is marketed for video game capture as well.  

 

From the description

 

Elgato Game Capture HD, Xbox and PlayStation High Definition Game Recorder for Mac and PC, Full HD 1080p
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:27 PM

And again....  I HAVE ONE and know how it  works.  The HDMI is not just for video games!

try recording from HBO or premium movie channels.  

 

Then why is it being marketed for video games?  because they know they can't for live TV video because of HDCP


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:27 PM

 

Because it uses (features) HDMI, it is marketed for video game capture as well.  

 

From the description

 

Elgato Game Capture HD, Xbox and PlayStation High Definition Game Recorder for Mac and PC, Full HD 1080p

 

 

Would you get over it!  It's not just for recording video games.  Now I'm sure the OP would appreciate it if you stopped thread crapping his thread...


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

try recording from HBO or premium movie channels.  

 

If you'd READ what I've posted you'd know I have!


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

just stating facts !


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:30 PM

just stating facts !

 

No you're not, you're stating what you think you know based on what's written on Amazon not experience with the unit.  Again, for the last time, I have one and I know what I can and cannot do with it.  


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