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Old 09-02-2007, 12:54 PM   #1
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Hi , can anyone help me setup my ATT Motorola Box VIP 1200 to a DVD Recorder. The ATT technician that connected all of my ATT Uverse receivers says it can't be done.....Can it??????
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Yes it can. First you will need to use the A/V connections. That's the red-white-yellow connections. There are two sets of them and it does not matter which set you use. Hook these to the DVD recorder inputs.

Now here's the tricky part and is probably why the tech did not think it can be done. In order to get a signal out of the A/V video (yellow) connection the 1200 has to be set for 4:3 standard definition or Widescreen standard definition. To get to these settings you use MENU > Options > System Settings > Aspect Ratio.

So if you are using a HDTV you will need to reset the aspect ratio to a standard definition before recording.
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I got message that HBO and Encore selections are not allowed to be recorded to DVD, is there a way to bypass cablebox filter? It allows me to record Showtime and other movie channels, but not HBO. HELP!

Yes it can. First you will need to use the A/V connections. That's the red-white-yellow connections. There are two sets of them and it does not matter which set you use. Hook these to the DVD recorder inputs.

Now here's the tricky part and is probably why the tech did not think it can be done. In order to get a signal out of the A/V video (yellow) connection the 1200 has to be set for 4:3 standard definition or Widescreen standard definition. To get to these settings you use MENU > Options > System Settings > Aspect Ratio.

So if you are using a HDTV you will need to reset the aspect ratio to a standard definition before recording.[/quote]
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:42 PM   #5
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I see this is an old thread, but hoping your advice will get me the info to hook up our new DVD recorder properly. So far, I've not been able to get it working. Talk about a waste of money and time.
And I'm bummed because I have a full DVR of Mister Rogers shows that I want to save but can't unload my DVR of them to a tape or dvd.
PBS pulled it off the network and my poor 4 year old is missing out...
After I get this hooked up, will I be able to get the shows off the DVR recorded or am I doomed.
I just may have to go back to the devil Comcast afterall...
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I see this is an old thread, but hoping your advice will get me the info to hook up our new DVD recorder properly. So far, I've not been able to get it working. Talk about a waste of money and time.
And I'm bummed because I have a full DVR of Mister Rogers shows that I want to save but can't unload my DVR of them to a tape or dvd.
PBS pulled it off the network and my poor 4 year old is missing out...
After I get this hooked up, will I be able to get the shows off the DVR recorded or am I doomed.
I just may have to go back to the devil Comcast afterall...
Just curious, why would not being able to get the shows off the DVR cause you to have to go back to Comcast? You'd for sure lose the stuff on your DVR then.

I don't have much experience with DVD recorders, but is it possible to hook the system up as it was described, start playing the content on the DVR, and press record on the DVD recorder?
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I see this is an old thread, but hoping your advice will get me the info to hook up our new DVD recorder properly. So far, I've not been able to get it working. Talk about a waste of money and time.
And I'm bummed because I have a full DVR of Mister Rogers shows that I want to save but can't unload my DVR of them to a tape or dvd.
PBS pulled it off the network and my poor 4 year old is missing out...
After I get this hooked up, will I be able to get the shows off the DVR recorded or am I doomed.
I just may have to go back to the devil Comcast afterall...
Here's the deal. If you have the DVR hooked up to a HDTV you probably have the output format (U-verse call it Aspect Ratio) to either 720p or 1080i. When the U-verse box is set to a HD resolution the yellow video output is turned off. Same deal if you have a HDMI cable plugged in. It is a bit of a pain inthe butt, but you need to convert the DVR to SD to be able to tape anything.

That's why I got the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR Video Capture device

Another possibility is if you have a U-verse box on a SDTV somewhere else in the house, move the VCR or DVD recorder to that box. Then using the whole house DVR (if you have it yet) to transfer the video.

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when I try to record from uverse pre-recorded program to panasonic DVR, I get message saying copy righted material will not record
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when I try to record from uverse pre-recorded program to panasonic DVR, I get message saying copy righted material will not record
Yes, that is a common occurrence and if I try to record to my DVD recorder many of the programs won't record. The reason is due to an analog protection scheme called Macrovision.

Using the 1212 eliminates this issue as Macrovision copy protection is not present in the HD component output. That's why I got my 1212.
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See post #7 of this thread.
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Do your instructions apply to other DVD makes as well?

The programs I have been recording are from the TV Japan channel and they are not in HD. Must I still change the aspect ratio settings?

Finally, these programs have a primary language of Japanese with a secondary audio setting for English. Prior to transfering from U-Verse DVR to DVD, if I set it to the English language setting, will the transfer to DVD revert to the primary Japanese?

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Yes it can. First you will need to use the A/V connections. That's the red-white-yellow connections. There are two sets of them and it does not matter which set you use. Hook these to the DVD recorder inputs.

Now here's the tricky part and is probably why the tech did not think it can be done. In order to get a signal out of the A/V video (yellow) connection the 1200 has to be set for 4:3 standard definition or Widescreen standard definition. To get to these settings you use MENU > Options > System Settings > Aspect Ratio.

So if you are using a HDTV you will need to reset the aspect ratio to a standard definition before recording.
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Do your instructions apply to other DVD makes as well?

The programs I have been recording are from the TV Japan channel and they are not in HD. Must I still change the aspect ratio settings?

Finally, these programs have a primary language of Japanese with a secondary audio setting for English. Prior to transfering from U-Verse DVR to DVD, if I set it to the English language setting, will the transfer to DVD revert to the primary Japanese?

Thank you,

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Japanese, really? I was not aware of those channels, I guess. I don't know the answer on the Japanese audio.

The reason for the aspect ratio was to get the output to be SD. Nothing to do with the audio and would be true for any SD DVD recorder.
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Yes, U-Verse offers about 20 or so foreign language channels, for an extra fee of course. If you have your card listing all the available channels, you'll find them toward the end. The channel numbers are in the 3,000s.

OK, now let me verify one point from another of your replies in this thread. You said "Another possibility is if you have a U-verse box on a SDTV somewhere else in the house, move the VCR or DVD recorder to that box. Then using the whole house DVR (if you have it yet) to transfer the video. "

The TV we have in our den is not HD, it's a spare that I use occasionally. We did have a DVR hooked up at the same time we had U-Verse installed. What I don't understand is the phrase "whole house DVR". The one on the spare TV has the same capability as the one on our HD TV. My intention is to use a DVD with the spare. Does that eliminate the necessity to change the aspect ration, since it is a standard TV? If so, then do I just hook up the DVD with the previous instructions, i.e. by using the red/white/yellow connections?

Thank you so much for your help. I'm sure you can understand ftrom my questions that I am a complete 75-year-old novice when it comes to anything electronic.

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Japanese, really? I was not aware of those channels, I guess. I don't know the answer on the Japanese audio.

The reason for the aspect ratio was to get the output to be SD. Nothing to do with the audio and would be true for any SD DVD recorder.
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OK, now let me verify one point from another of your replies in this thread. You said "Another possibility is if you have a U-verse box on a SDTV somewhere else in the house, move the VCR or DVD recorder to that box. Then using the whole house DVR (if you have it yet) to transfer the video. "

The TV we have in our den is not HD, it's a spare that I use occasionally. We did have a DVR hooked up at the same time we had U-Verse installed. What I don't understand is the phrase "whole house DVR".

The whole house DVR refers to Uverse having a hard drive in one of the boxes in your house. All the boxes can access this hard drive to view or record content.


The one on the spare TV has the same capability as the one on our HD TV. My intention is to use a DVD with the spare.

If you're just hooking up a dvd player, none of the info above applies. A DVD recorder was discussed above. Just hook it up with the yellow/Red/white connector and you should be good to go.




Does that eliminate the necessity to change the aspect ration, since it is a standard TV? If so, then do I just hook up the DVD with the previous instructions, i.e. by using the red/white/yellow connections?

Thank you so much for your help. I'm sure you can understand ftrom my questions that I am a complete 75-year-old novice when it comes to anything electronic.

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