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Copy programs from HR20 (any way to grab HD)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ebock, Sep 4, 2007.

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  1. Sep 4, 2007 #1 of 10
    ebock

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    So I went out and got a DVD recorder to pull some of the programs off my HR20. THings work just fine until I tried to copy an HD program. I understand not being able to copy through HDMI, but the protection works through SVideo and composite?
     
  2. Sep 4, 2007 #2 of 10
    PoitNarf

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    You should be able to record off of whatever output you can grab with the exception of HDMI most likely.

    Are you not recording anything at all when playing a HD program?
     
  3. Sep 4, 2007 #3 of 10
    Stuart Sweet

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    Copy protection is not enabled through S-Video or composite. I use S-Video into a DVD recorder which is smart enough not to copy from DVDs, so it knows if there is protection in the stream.
     
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    HDTVsportsfan

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    I think you are referring to Macrovision.
     
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    MikeR

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    There have been a significant number of DVD recorders that have this copy protection enabled - CGMS-Analog,

    You don't happen to have a JVC recorder?;)
     
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    ebock

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    I play the HD program on the HR20, hit record on the DVDR and it gives me a message basically saying I can't copy that source material. Again it works perfect for SD programs, just not an HD (and I realize it won't copy in HD, but I can't believe it won't record). Has anyone been able to do this? Is it an issue with my DVDR (I am using a philips DVDR3475).
     
  7. Sep 4, 2007 #7 of 10
    davring

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    I have a Sony that won't let me copy some movies, but my Toshiba(in sig) works fine on all.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2007 #8 of 10
    ebock

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    Looks like the Philips goes back tomorrow and I will find a toshiba!

    Thanks

    Ed
     
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    Doug Brott

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    I've got an old Panasonic that's never had an issue (using composite). Maybe this was a case of buying early was a good idea.
     
  10. MikeR

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    My Panasonic DMR-ES25 (upconverting DVDR) does not have any problems with copy protection.
     
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