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Old 11-14-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Can you record off of Directv with a stand alone DVD recorder?

I don't own a DVR, and a stand alone DVD recorder is my preferred way of time shifting something. I *used* to be able to do this with a VCR when I had Directv years ago, and am thinking about going back.. just wanted to make sure their new equpiment of today doens't have some BS scrambling or something similar that forces you to use a DVR.
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yes ...yes you can i do it all the time
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I'm guessing you can also. However, I think you will definitely give up the ability to record 2 shows at the same time. Even worse, you will NOT be able to watch another show while you are recording in this manner.
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yup, I do also all the time, I run a separate S-video/rca's to the recorder

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I'm guessing you can also. However, I think you will definitely give up the ability to record 2 shows at the same time. Even worse, you will NOT be able to watch another show while you are recording in this manner.
The only reason I do this is to get the video to my computer without using a very expensive PVR option.

and when i'm just putting the video on my ipod, i don't really need HD video.
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Just FYI some DVD recorders won't record from sat/cable TV, Sony is the most often mentioned brand having problems. . I have a Toshiba and it works fine.
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I have a Sony and it works great
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:26 AM   #8
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Yes, but it is a pain and with limitations as mentioned above. I say get a DVR for timeshifting, DirecTV has great options and they don't cost much.
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Yes, it is a pain to use it with a receiver. I use my DVD recorder to copy programs that I have already recorded on the DVR but want to keep.
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ya i used mine when i upgraded dvrs, mine recorded the HD in widescreen
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yup, I do also all the time, I run a separate S-video/rca's to the recorder



The only reason I do this is to get the video to my computer without using a very expensive PVR option.

and when i'm just putting the video on my ipod, i don't really need HD video.
Sounds like a lot of work to watch a show on a tiny iPod screen.
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Yes they do I have never run across any protection problems.
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Sounds like a lot of work to watch a show on a tiny iPod screen.
Its not if you know how to do everything, and with a fast computer.
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Yes, it is a pain to use it with a receiver. I use my DVD recorder to copy programs that I have already recorded on the DVR but want to keep.
Not really a pain at all. Set the time on the dvd recorder and then autotune your receiver if you aren't going to be there. And if you are there, just hit record. Pretty simple, running just rca's from recorder to receiver.
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