Transfer Files from Direct TV DVR
Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:39 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:03 PM
The post that refers to your problem is this one.
The Reader's Digest version is that you cannot use the USB port. You'll have to use some kind of a video capture device through the S channel, or RCA channels on the back of the DVR.
I personally use the Pinnacle Dazzle along with the DVD burner on my laptop. Available at Best Buy (and I'm sure other places) - not too expensive, and you don't use up hard drive space on your hard drive. I often set up a program to transfer at night, since the TV doesn't have to be turned on for the Dazzle to work.
I too lost many recordings when my previous DVR died, so now I try to pull things off pretty quickly.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:12 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:19 PM
Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:03 AM
Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:41 AM
1) If you are using an HDMI connection to from your STB to you TV, it won't work because if the HDMI port is active it will not export audio thru the FW port. Switch to Composite video cables and you'll be fine.
2) The transfers are not like transferring data. It is in realtime so if you record and hour show, it takes and hour to transfer. Big pain but it works.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:32 PM
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