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    Recording off of a DVR

    I taped a high school softball game yesterday on a mediacom dvr. Has anyone ever tried to record off the DVR onto a dvd? Is this even possible? Thank you techies



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    Re: Recording off of a DVR

    I used to have a tivo with a burner onboard. You would probably need a video card on your computer with rca inputs, but the output shouldn't be scrambled like the old days of vcr dubbing.



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    Re: Recording off of a DVR

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    I taped a high school softball game yesterday on a mediacom dvr. Has anyone ever tried to record off the DVR onto a dvd? Is this even possible? Thank you techies
    DVR -> RCA cables -> DVD recorder

    Been doing this for years. Picked up an inexpensive VCR/DVD recorder combo at Sam's. Have made several hundred DVDs with it, most of which came off a Mediacom DVR.



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    Re: Recording off of a DVR

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    DVR -> RCA cables -> DVD recorder

    Been doing this for years. Picked up an inexpensive VCR/DVD recorder combo at Sam's. Have made several hundred DVDs with it, most of which came off a Mediacom DVR.
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    Re: Recording off of a DVR

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    I taped a high school softball game yesterday on a mediacom dvr. Has anyone ever tried to record off the DVR onto a dvd? Is this even possible? Thank you techies
    YOu can either do as some others said and buy a cheap stand-alone DVD recorder at Walmart.

    I use one of these:

    Newegg.com - ENCORE USB Audio/Video Grabber ENMVG USB 2.0 Interface

    Allows you to record directly to your PC and burn a DVD from there but then you can edit out commercials and stuff if you care about that and save the file forever on your PC (DVDs break, get scratched, etc.)



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    Re: Recording off of a DVR

    I have a tivo, so its not the same as a mediacom DVR, but I would check if the DVR has an ethernet or firewire port. If it does, you can probably hook it straight to a computer to transfer the file, and then burn the DVD from the computer.

    Got this from a different forum, "FCC rules mandate that every HD digital cable set-top box include an active 1394 port as a way to hook up an HDTV or other devices."



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    Re: Recording off of a DVR

    I'm thinking about buying a DVR but I'm not really sure how to go about it. I want to use it for the usual recording shows and watching them later, but I would also want to burn ISU sports to DVDs or like this thread says maybe even to my computer.

    I have basic mediacom cable right now. Do I just call mediacom and request it? Is it a monthly fee only or do I have to buy the DVR as well as a monthly fee?

    EDIT: Ok a quick search got me most of the info I was looking for. But if anyone has any advice I would love to hear it.

    http://www.mediacomcc.com/cable_dvr.html


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