Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Prospect Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    12
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    I have recorded some select programs on my DVR that I now want to record onto a DVD with my DVD Recorder. However, I've been unable to figure out how to do it...

    Any ideas?



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 63,181, Level: 77
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 69
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,474
    Points
    63,181
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 10

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    It would be helpful if you were to describe what sort of DVR, what sort of DVD recorder, and how you have both of them hooked up.


    "Homemade beer, after all, is like a democracy. Every so often, youíre gonna hate what comes out of it. But when itís good, itís the best." - woot.com

  3. #3
    Prospect Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    12
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    DVR: Mediacom standard. It's an HD-DVR TDC799X made by Pace

    DVD: Panasonic DVD Recorder DMR-ES15

    It isn't usually hooked up to my HD-TV, it's usually in the bedroom. I have several places to plug it in, but I don't know which one to plug it into. My TV has 9 different choices for video...

    TV
    Component 1
    Component 2
    Game
    HDMI 2
    DVD
    Video 2
    Video 3
    PC

    Thanks!



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 40,974, Level: 62
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 676
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    San Francisco Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,001
    Points
    40,974
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    You should just hook the dvr directly to the DVD recorder. The output from the dvr goes to the cable input of the dvd recorder. The output of the dvd recorder goes to a video line of the tv. Should be as simple as that...



  5. #5
    Prospect Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    12
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    Thanks for the help but it didn't work. It's just recording fuzz. The cable output from the DVR is not even hooked up normally. The cable comes from the wall and goes directly to the DVR. I just use the Red, White, and Blue AV cables to connect from the DVR to the TV.

    Remember, the DVD is usually not connected. Do I need to do something with the black CABLE cord for the DVD?

    The problem is, I need to put the TV on a certain setting to see the DVR and a completely different setting to see the DVD. It's really confusing!



  6. #6
    Cyclone42
    Guest

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    You might be experiencing some sort of copy protection. I have a Tivo-like setup called 'MythTV' (based on Linux), and have been grappling with this all the time. Basically, the cable companies set a 'copy protect flag' on a channel, and that makes that channel more difficult to record with digital devices and such.



  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 22,761, Level: 46
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 789
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,023
    Points
    22,761
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 0

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    Hook the DVR through the DVD player then to the TV. If you can flip between cable and a DVD simply by switching the DVD player, you are good to go. Then, start the DVR program your want to record and press the record button on the DVD recorder.

    I have found that some programs are now copy protected and I can't record them to DVD because of the built in copy protection software in the DVR and DVD recorder.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 387,451, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,965
    Points
    387,451
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 721
    Given: 540

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    This makes me angry. Its your recording, you should be able to do as you please. I recently got DishNetwork DVR. I want to add an external USB drive to it and pull stuff off, but Dish wants 30 bucks to enable the external USB option. Stupid.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 63,181, Level: 77
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 69
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,474
    Points
    63,181
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 10

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    This makes me angry. Its your recording, you should be able to do as you please. I recently got DishNetwork DVR. I want to add an external USB drive to it and pull stuff off, but Dish wants 30 bucks to enable the external USB option. Stupid.
    It may be your recording, but it's their content, so the argument goes anyway.

    Even if you can get your stuff on the external USB drive, the odds are that you won't just be able to burn it to a DVD or what-have-you, since it's likely still encrypted. At least that's how it works with DirecTV's stuff.


    "Homemade beer, after all, is like a democracy. Every so often, youíre gonna hate what comes out of it. But when itís good, itís the best." - woot.com

  10. #10
    Legend
    Points: 387,451, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,965
    Points
    387,451
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 721
    Given: 540

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    It may be your recording, but it's their content, so the argument goes anyway.

    Even if you can get your stuff on the external USB drive, the odds are that you won't just be able to burn it to a DVD or what-have-you, since it's likely still encrypted. At least that's how it works with DirecTV's stuff.

    Why the 39.99 fee to allow me to move it to a drive? Seems stupid. There is always a way around the encryption. That doesnt scare me. But having to pay for them to basically initialize a feature built into the system anyway is ludicrous.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 340,881, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    32,230
    Points
    340,881
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 431
    Given: 271

    Re: HELP! Trying to Record from DVR to DVD

    Still wish there was a way to get data off our DirecTV HR20 DVR box...



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. West Virginia
  • November 29, 2014
  • 11:00 AM