Is there a way to record a VHS tape on a TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by HarleyRandom, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    The VCR is actually part of the TV, so pressing "play" and hooking up the yellow and white cables to the TiVo seems like it would work.
     
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    If your TiVo has a yellow/white/red input, then it could work.

    -KP
     
  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Even better would be, transfer the original recording, on one of your TiVo boxes, to one of your other TiVo boxes directly, or to your PC (and then to one of your other TiVo boxes, if you want). As explained in your other thread. Copying the original recording on one of your TiVo boxes to a VHS tape and then from there to another of your TiVo boxes will degrade the original recording with each copy to/from the VHS tape.

    But, of course, it's all up to you.
     
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  4. MikeCC

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    The way I read this, the OP has an old VCR tape already, and would like a TiVo recording of it. Not that the recording already exists on a TiVo box.
     
  5. Mr Tony

    Mr Tony formerly known as "unclehonkey"

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    yeah he's asking to copy something from a VHS to a Tivo which I figured only a Series 2 (didnt they have a input option besides coax) could do...and yeah the OP has a Series 2 still active
     
  6. stile99

    stile99 Well-Known Member

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    In this thread, yes. But as noted, OP has already asked the reverse question in another, how to get it from an S2 onto VHS.

    How do I move my Yule Log?
     
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  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Note that modern TiVos won't support this. I think the last one that would was a two-tuner Premiere (?), and you'd have to go through the RF connector. Series 2 is the last that would handle a composite input.
     
  8. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Roamios and Premier have composite outputs so you could easily VHS anything FROM a Tivo, correct?
     
  9. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    OP, now you’ve moved your issue to this forum and are dragging others into your problem who haven’t read your thread in the other forum. Bad form!
     
  10. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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  11. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    It's a valid question that others might want the answer to.
     
  12. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Did you try it and see if it works?
     
  13. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    I could try plugging it in, but how would I do the actual recording?
     
  14. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    Other people might benefit from this information, but in my case, the connection from the yellow and white cables won't fit where the signal from the cable company goes in. However, I did discover something interesting. I checked to make sure I had plugged the other end of the yellow and white cables correctly, and I was getting a signal. Except I had disconnected the cable to test the theory!

    I could try moving the TV with the VCR that works (it's all one unit) to my Series 3, but that's a lot of lifting. Wait. I'd still have to change where I get the signal from, and I'd still have the problem of where the connection fits.
     
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  15. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    So, you'd have to make sure that the TiVo was set up to record via the Composite Video Signal Inputs. A re-run of Guided Setup might be required.

    Then, pick a random TV channel from the guide and select Record.

    The resulting recorded show will be your VHS Input with the name of the (supposed) recorded show.

    Extract as desired.

    -KP
     
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  16. stile99

    stile99 Well-Known Member

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    I'd venture to say the number of threads you've started exceeds the number of people interested in recording to TiVo from their VCRs.
     
  17. JoeKustra

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    At 33 that may exceed the number of functioning VCRs on the forum. :)
     
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  18. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    it's my understanding you want to record to the vcr from the tivo. in my experience, many vcr's built into tv's lack the ability to record - they're playback only.

    does your tv/vcr combo have the ability to record?
     
  19. drhendrix

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    If you have several tapes to copy, how about using something like this to convert the VHS video to digital format and then pull the digital video from your PC to the Tivo with pyTivo or kmttg?
     
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  20. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    All of mine have always had this capability.
     

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