Hr10-250 to dvd? should i wait

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  1. gegger

    gegger New Member

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    I just bought a new sony sxrd grand and is it ever beautiful..question I have the tivo hr10-250 and would love to save some of the vids. form what i have seen on the post best option is to wait for blueray or hd dvd recorder? I dont wnat to lose the quality...
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I have the same combination. It is indeed beautiful.

    DVD is lower quality than HD, but it can be very good. If you really want to save the full signal on a shiny disc, then yes, waiting for BluRay or HD-DVD is really the only choice.

    If you don't mind saving them to a dull brown disk (as in hard drive), there is another option. If you modify the software of your HR10 to enable networking and disable encryption, you can copy recordings to a PC. This forum doesn't discuss such things in detail but there is another that does. Do a web search for "deals freebies DirecTiVo hacking" and start reading.
     
  3. gegger

    gegger New Member

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    Thanks
     
  4. spankspank

    spankspank Active Member

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    With the caveat that even after disabling encryption the existing recordings would still be encrypted. All future recordings would be usable if copied to a PC.
     
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    That problem can be dealt with easily enough.
     
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    No - I'm unaware of any way in which it is illegal, since the copyright holder did not apply the protection.
     

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