You can record to DVD, but not in HD (yet).firstround said:Can I download or record to DVD ( or laptop ) my HD football games. My dilemma is that I'm running out of space on my hard drive and want to save them. Can this be done anyone have any answers for me thanks
Ok so I cant use the usb ports on the direct TV yet, I don't know I'm sorry I'm asking such stupid questions but I'm really new to this stuff and I'm trying to figure it out. So please be patient with me. OK so I get these cables and away we go. That really sucks that we cant record the HD that makes it all worth it , I wonder how long till they come out with this technologyrsblaski said:You can record to DVD, but not in HD (yet).
You need to run a composite line from your hd20 to your DVD recorder, along with analog stereo cables.
It's not the ideal situation, but until someone comes out with a HD DVD or Blu-Ray set top box recorder, you can get some very good quality recordings using available SD recorders.
Don't count on it. Hollywood is doing its level best to close the "analog hole" via government interference like the "Broadcast Flag" and by pressuring manufacturers to prevent copying. That's what HDCP and HDMI are all about, and why such recorders (when available) almost certainly won't have component inputs, just HDMI or other digital connections that the device software can disable at the whim of content providers.I wonder how long till they come out with this technology
there isn't however..... I bought a Phillips DVD recorder this past december from best buy that has an hdmi output and component connection inputs on it, and it claims to be able to record in "almost HD" quality video but at that quality it only holds 1hr and 2 minutes of content, it might be worth a shotfirstround said:what do you mean dvd recorder? I have one of those I want to record them in hd is that possible?
Nope..firstround said:Thanks, I just purchassed a canon hv20 video camera and was wondering if I could some how upload it to a std tape then convert it in an editing softwear there has to be a way to do this.
Not via the HR20..tucker301 said:I'm seeing television programming on binary usenet being posted in HD, so somebody's got soemthing figured out.
I haven't looked into what they're doing or how, but I'm going to.
As in "hackable"?Earl Bonovich said:Not via the HR20..
There are plenty of computer tuner cards, that will receive OTA...
There are other receivers out there that are not as locked down as the HR20 is, so....
This is not a topic that covered by this forum (we are about DBS systems).firstround said:Please do tell...Im all for any options