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Is manual recording possible with HR24?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dan42353, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. dan42353

    dan42353 Cool Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    Is manual recording possible with HR24?

    Everyone seems to ask if they can do a datatransfer and then gives up on getting the shows they want onto their DVR. I care about getting a few things on my new DVR so badly I would gladly put the HR24 in some type of manual recording mode and play something on my dvd-player or PC until it was over and then manually stop the recoding.

    Unfortunatly I don't see anyway to record other than going to the guide and picking a timeslot on a channel. I even thought this would work if I could somehow rig something up. Didn't Directv used to allow a different input for local channels? Were those recordable? I could just hookup a device to play what I wanted and click record. It would have the wrong name but I have 3 hours of stuff I want on there so badly I'm willing to waste a lot of time and be ghetto enough to let it have the wrong name.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    The only way to get content onto a DirecTv DVR is via satellite or ATSC (over the air digital). There are no affordable consumer ATSC modulators, so basically the answer is, you cannot.

    There is, however, a manual timer recording option on the HR24.
  3. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    To Record something Manually you Select Menu, then Select Recordings, then tab down and Select Manual Recording.

    I assume you have a DVR and Not a Directv Receiver as it is not exactly clear what you are trying to accomplish.

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