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Old 10-24-2008, 12:49 PM   #31  
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yeah well Comcast is OVER compressed. They have 3 QAM's per carrier instead of 2 like everyone else. I know how shitty their HD quality is from experience. Also their HD CHANNEL QUANTITY is way too low for what they charge.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:13 AM   #32  
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I know this may be a bit late for the OP, but for others that wander here looking for a method to get content from their HD DVRs to a computer, I use the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR Video Capture device. Basically you play the program and the box records the HD signal via component connections. Work great for archiving.
I have one of these and I can confirm it works great for archiving HD content. You'll get image quality that is nearly indistinguishable from the original. And you can burn to standard DVDs, which can then be played on any Blu-ray player. If you use double-layer DVDs, you will be able to record about 2 hours to a DVD with good quality.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:08 AM   #33  
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yup i burned it last night and it looks good.
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yup i burned it last night and it looks good.
I'm glad my suggestion about the S-video worked out for you. I told you it would look good!
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #35  
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ya too bad the Monster cable I bought was a piece of garbage. I returned it for a refund after I made the recording. The pins bent and the casing fell off within 2 days.
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ya too bad the Monster cable I bought was a piece of garbage. I returned it for a refund after I made the recording. The pins bent and the casing fell off within 2 days.
Tom, I gave you the link to the place with free shipping, and the cable was only 3.80, how come you didn't order from them?
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:44 PM   #37  
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I only buy in cash and in person. I don't have a credit card. Also I needed the cable fast, because I wanted to get rid of Comcast ASAP. I couldn't stand their price gouging, outdated hardware, lack of channels and shitty service any more.
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I only buy in cash and in person. I don't have a credit card. Also I needed the cable fast, because I wanted to get rid of Comcast ASAP. I couldn't stand their price gouging, outdated hardware, lack of channels and shitty service any more.
Well if you need another S-video, and you have a bank account, you can get a debit card works just like a cc.
If not you can get a debit card at any Walmart, you just add money to it. Makes online buying alot more easy, and secure sine they cover theft.

How is your pic now? I love Fios, dude, its da bomb!
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:59 PM   #39  
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looks a little better.

No Fios here, just Comcast, DTV and DN. U-Verse is supposedly coming soon but I couldn't wait. I want my HDTV (channels)!
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #40  
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I'm finally cancelling Com(pressed)cast's crappy TV service and getting DirecTV!

What I'm wondering is how do I transfer a show from my old DVR to my computer or another source without losing the (compressed) HD quality, since Cumcast will want their DVR back?

My gf and I sat in on a taping of The Tonight Show this summer and I want to save a copy of it for a keepsake. I understand I need a firewire cable. Is there a specific model I need or something or certain specifations to look for? Comcast's (bottom of the line) box is a Motorola DCH3416 btw if that helps.

What software program do I need to do it with my computer? Is it free? If not, how much does it cost and where do I get it? I'm new to all of this and I'd appreciate a walkthrough. If this is the wrong board please send me to the right one.


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http://dvr.about.com/od/howtos/ht/htDVRtoDVD.htm

Found this info looking myself. It may not be completely HD quality but deffinitely better than a VCR
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:53 AM   #42  
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I would like to know how to transfer from a motorola verizon dvr with USB in front to my computer or external hard drive. If there is a site with detailed instructions. That would be nice. I have recorded some rare Rita Hayworth movies onto the dvr including "The Lady in Question". I would like to keep them instead of trying to locate a dvd copy of the movies. I have others as well that are rare and not on dvd or vhs yet.
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I would like to know how to transfer from a motorola verizon dvr with USB in front to my computer or external hard drive. If there is a site with detailed instructions. That would be nice. I have recorded some rare Rita Hayworth movies onto the dvr including "The Lady in Question". I would like to keep them instead of trying to locate a dvd copy of the movies. I have others as well that are rare and not on dvd or vhs yet.
Using the USB ports to make a digital copy is not possible or allowed due to digital copy protection. Your only method is to play the movies out the analog outputs and capture to a PC or DVD recorder. Earlier in this thread both methods are discussed.
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No, I don't have a long enough cable.
That's what she said.
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