Watching DVR through the computer

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Watching DVR through the computer

I was told by someone it's possible to watch (not just access) my DVR recordings through my computer. Can anyone confirm this is true? And if so, what are the necessary steps? Thank you.
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You will need a 3rd-party unit like a Slingbox to do this.

 

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aside from the sling box , u can also  subscribe to Uverse on the GO service by att .... or any mobi tv  package ......:smileyhappy:

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I think that's what I was told. How do I do that?
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wilanskm wrote:
I was told by someone it's possible to watch (not just access) my DVR recordings through my computer. Can anyone confirm this is true? And if so, what are the necessary steps? Thank you.

No, you can't watch your recordings from your DVR through your computer. However, you can watch tv using your computer through their U-Verse OnTheGo feature. Here's some info that I do have regarding U-Verse OnTheGo feature:

 

 

 

AT&T U-Verse OnTheGo

  

AT&T U-verse TV OnTheGo is an application service that provides the ability to view television programming and listen to music content on a personal computer using a broadband connection. It is offered as a premium bolt-on service for AT&T U-verse TV Members.

 

For more information about this feature, visit this link http://www.uverse.att.com/OnTheGo or contact them directly on this number 1-800-732-1762.

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FuzioN wrote: 

 

No, you can't watch your recordings from your DVR through your computer. However, you can watch tv using your computer through their U-Verse OnTheGo feature. Here's some info that I do have regarding U-Verse OnTheGo feature:


 

Yes, you most certainly can with a Slingbox.  I do it all the time.  Don't sit there and emphatically tell people that they can't do something when that's not true.

 

AT&T OnTheGo is not a solution for him.  It doesn't give him any access at all to his recorded shows on the DVR, which is what he asked about.

 

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SomeJoe7777 wrote:

FuzioN wrote: 

 

No, you can't watch your recordings from your DVR through your computer. However, you can watch tv using your computer through their U-Verse OnTheGo feature. Here's some info that I do have regarding U-Verse OnTheGo feature:


 

Yes, you most certainly can with a Slingbox.  I do it all the time.  Don't sit there and emphatically tell people that they can't do something when that's not true.

 

AT&T OnTheGo is not a solution for him.  It doesn't give him any access at all to his recorded shows on the DVR, which is what he asked about.

 


 

Ok. Ok. I stand corrected. Yes he can with slingbox. But that's a third party equipment though.

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There is another piece of hardware that allows you to do what you want.  A device that takes its feed from the composite video and stereo audio outputs on the DVR and feeds it to your computer via USB.  The one I have is named "Dazzle" and it came with software by Pinnacle which allows, not only watching the video and hearing the audio on your computer, but also allows capturing the program or movie to your hard drive.  From there you can burn it to a DVD if you wish.  I have done this many times by capturing live programs and also programs and movies we recorded previously.  If I remember correctly I believe my investment was about $85.

 

Regarding the "Slingbox" system.....I have a friend in Texas who lives too far from Dallas to be able to receive the TV channel which carries the Dallas Stars Hockey games.  So.....he and his son (who lives in a Dallas suburb) have set up a slingbox link up via the Internet.  The son's PC has a TV tuner card.  My friend receives the game telecasts via the slingboxes.....then through the HDMI output on his laptop PC he feeds it to his 46 inch LCD flat panel HD tv in his living room.  Of course it's not HD....but....with recent upgrades in the slingbox software...the picture quality has become amazingly good.  During a recent visit to his home I was really surprised because I was expecting really lousy image quality.

 

Phil

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