Direct TV DVR to Tivo

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by riprupinski, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. riprupinski

    riprupinski New Member

    Jun 22, 2009


    Does anyone know if I can tranfer recordings from my Direct TV HD DVR to Tivo 2? I have some recordings on my Direct TV DVR I would like to keep and view in the future. I have a lifetime subscription to TIVO, so I'd like to move some of the recodings on the Direct TV DRV to Tivo, since then I will have them even if at some point I cancel Direct TV.
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Not possible. You'll need to copy those valuable recordings to a DVD Recorder, VCR, or PC with audio/video capture hardware/software.
  3. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Note once he has done that, THEN he can transfer to the TiVo. This is a limitation of the DirecTV DVR, not the TiVo. Even simpler than that, however, he can capture the output of the DirecTV DVR to his TiVo over the composite connection and record manually. He will have to transfer to a PC to give the videos names, actors, descriptions, etc., but his S2 TiVo will work fairly well as a video capture device.
  4. ComradeX

    ComradeX New Member

    Aug 26, 2002
    Does the HD DVR require an active subscription to veiw recordings? I know my DirecTivo's allow me to watch my old recordings after I unsubscribed them, but I have no experience with the HD equipment. If the HD DVR works like DirecTivos, then he won't need to transfer anything (except as insurance against hardware failure).
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH


    The DirecTV DVRs do require active service to view recordings.

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