07-21-2009 5:27 PM
Our 2 Grandsons have had us record too many movies on our DVR.
Since I am already familiar with PCs and routers, if I connect an ethernet cable between a router and the back of the STB, will I be able to retrieve those movies to write them to a DVD? If so, how will the STB be identified to my PC? Also, how will I tell the STB which movie I want to retrieve, or will the STB just show up as a box with a hard drive and will the movies appear in a format that the PC will recognize (assume Win XP w/SP3 as the OS)?
Thanks, in advance, for your help!
07-21-2009 5:36 PM
07-21-2009 10:17 PM
07-22-2009 6:28 AM
Thanks, folks, I appreciate your responses!
We do have a VCR that I can plug in between the STB and the TV, then play each movie and record as it passes through the VCR, so I guess we'll go that route.
I was looking for a way to use the PC to create DVDs because our Daughter doesn't have a VCR to play them, but since I don't have a capture card in my computer, and don't want to spend the cash for one, I guess I'm left with only one option.
Oh well, Thanks, again, for your input and knowledge!
07-22-2009 8:47 AM
07-22-2009 9:35 AM
07-22-2009 11:24 AM
if available in your area, you can call cust support and request a larger DVR box.
you would probably have to pay a truck roll fee.. but thats also a option
07-22-2009 6:33 PM
That's an interesting idea! Do you have any idea how that would work with the AT&T/Motorola DVR? Would it need to be connected to the PC at the same time?
Thanks for the info/idea!
07-22-2009 7:30 PM
07-22-2009 7:35 PM
I'm doing it with my Motorola 1225 as we speak, and yes, the PC must be on and connected via the composite (Red/White/Yellow) cables and obviously have a video capture program running. You should be able to record anything that comes off the STB.
Where there's a will there's a way.
07-23-2009 5:20 PM
You wrote: "and obviously have a video capture program running"...isn't that what the Dazzle hardware is, coupled with the "Pinnacle Studio™ software (includes Pinnacle InstantDVD Recorder software)" included with the hardware?
Thanks, one more time!
07-23-2009 5:32 PM