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Pioneer TiVo Owners Club

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by robomeister, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Apr 5, 2007 #121 of 380
    evilipoo

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    Something like this happened to me 2-3 times about a year ago. Sometime after that mine stopped playing or burning any DVDs. Now it just says "loading" and spins for ever. Not sure if they are related or coinkydental. Word is that only Pioneer has replacement parts for their units and so far it's been cost prohibitive for me.

    I hope your issue is simply the one mentioned in the previous post.
     
  2. bnm81002

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    I know that a VCR or a video camera can be connected to the 810(A/V Input 2), but can I connect a DVD player and save to the hard drive of the 810, the same process as if a VCR or Video Camera was connected? thanks
     
  3. Robmir

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    Yes it´s possible, but you have to trick the 810 as it´s recording a live program and program info from the guide title will be associated to this recording. You can´t make your own title.

    Honestly I don´t believe it´s worth the throuble.

    I would purchase a standard HDD-DVD recorder from Pioneer, JVC, Toshiba, etc, instead.
     
  4. generaltso

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    Why can't you make your own title? I've done it before. It works fine to get stuff onto the hard drive. But it won't let you burn the content to a DVD if it's copy protected.
     
  5. bnm81002

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    actually I have the same DVD recorder that you have the DVR640HS, I was planning on buying the new Pioneer DV400V upconverting DVD player since my old Pioneer DVD player(DV656A) doesn't upconvert, I was thinking of connecting the old player to the 810 but since I can't burn any copy protected contents I won't connect it together, dunno if I'll still buy the DV400V or not, thanks for the help
     
  6. bnm81002

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    can I still burn of the hard drive the contents that I transferred over from my Directv Tivo receiver? thanks
     
  7. generaltso

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    If you transferred the contents in real-time via the composite inputs and they're not copy protected, yes you can burn them to DVD.
     
  8. bnm81002

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    what do you mean by "real time"? I have some recordings on my DTivo receiver's hard drive that I wish to transfer to the 810 then burn to DVD's, recordings such as Dancing with the stars, deal or no deal, and some movies from HBO, Showtime, etc, can I transfer then burn to DVD? thanks
     
  9. generaltso

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    How are you planning to transfer them? I've never owned a DirecTV TiVo. Do they support Multi Room Viewing?
     
  10. bnm81002

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    DTivo receiver's "Composite Out(red/white/yellow)" to 810 "Composite Input(r/w/y)"
     
  11. generaltso

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    Okay, that's realtime. As long as the content isn't copy protected (which I doubt it is), you should be able to burn them to DVD.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2007 #132 of 380
    jwtonline

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    I've seen a few posts regarding replacement of the DVD drive in this unit. Unfortunately my drive has stopped recognizing any type of disks, and I'm trying to determine what my options are for repair.
     
  13. Jun 4, 2007 #133 of 380
    Robmir

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    You can title the whole DVD name but not each individual recording !!!!! :(
     
  14. Jun 4, 2007 #134 of 380
    Robmir

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    As I recall the DVD is a Pioneer 106 burner type but I am not 100% sure
     
  15. Jun 4, 2007 #135 of 380
    generaltso

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    Why not? If you're recording something from the AV input in real-time, you can create your own name for the recording. It will keep that name when and if you burn it to DVD.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2007 #136 of 380
    Robmir

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    I still believe there are way better recorders than the 810. I own it and I know by sure that you would need to resort to the 810 highest HD quality setting which will limit you to one hour of DVD recording.

    Again I believe it´s not worth.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2007 #137 of 380
    Robmir

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    But do you have a good TV which support 1080p ?

    As I recall there are not any commercial 1080p movie recordings available yet !!
     
  18. Jun 4, 2007 #138 of 380
    generaltso

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    Sure, there are better recorders. But how many of them have TiVo?
     
  19. Jun 4, 2007 #139 of 380
    robomeister

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    In earlier posts, I have described my lack of success in replacing the DVD burner in the Pioneer units. The new burner may read discs, but it probably won't burn discs. I have tried the following DVD burners with NO success (success = a successful burn on the TiVo):

    DVR-105
    DVR-A05
    DVR-106
    DVR-A06
    DVR-107
    DVR-108
    DVR-109

    All of the above DVD burners work in computers to burn discs, but will not burn discs in the Pioneer TiVos. My theory is that the firmware in the DVD burners in the TiVos have something the TiVo software is looking for when the TiVo is told to burn a disc. If this is not found, it fails to burn.

    I have not tried any of the newer Pioneer DVD burner units. If some one else would like to try, please post your success or failure here on this thread.

    Hope this prevents some useless tinkering,

    robomeister
     
  20. Jun 9, 2007 #140 of 380
    Crankedup

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    Since approximately 12/06 my unit has not been recording the correct channels.

    e.g. - I want to record channel 311 and through the IR to the Time warner Cable box it only puts through 11 or even just 1. It's very inconsistent.

    I've replaced the IR cable, have sped up and slowed down the IR transmission but this has not helped either.

    Does anyone have any fixes for this problem.

    Thanks.
     

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