I am in the market for a camcorder. The newer camcorders have dvds that only hold about 20-30 minutes worth of recording. So, I thought maybe I could use the tivo to burn my camcorder video onto regular size dvds, which hold about 4 hours worth of recordings (i think). Will this work? I have the Humax DRT800 tivo/dvd recorder.
I have a few additional questions:
1) Do I have to play the recorder and watch what's on while it's recording? or can I watch tivo'd programs or live tv while it's doing this?
2) Does it go straight from the camcorder to the dvd in the tivo?
Or does it record it to tivo, then you go through and choose the selected recordings to record onto dvd (the way you would record a tivo'd program to dvd)?
3) How long does it take from start to finish to transfer the recordings from the camcorder on a regular size dvd in the tivo?
4) What kind of accessories would I need to do all this? Does it come with the camcorder or would I need to purchase something extra?
Thanks for your help!