R10 as a VCR

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  1. ebritt

    ebritt New Member

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    I have 2 Direct tv R10 units, but no direct tv. Is there any way to access the Tivo unit and use it as a DVR on my cable tv? I cant get past the section when it boots up and needs to access the satelite.
    Also is there any way to send the video to my PC so I can burn it to a DVD?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. SullyND

    SullyND W: 27-13 TCF Club

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    No.
     
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Nope!

    Yes, by using analog capture to the PC. You may also want to check out the underground forum.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Welcome to TivoCommunity!

    DirecTV DVRs can only receive satellite signals from DirecTV, so they cannot be modified to work with a cable box or any other external video source.
     
  5. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Theres your answers.
     
  6. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    I say give it a try and let us know if you're successful :)
     
  7. ebritt

    ebritt New Member

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    Thanks for the info...........they were free so....

    If nothing else maybe use the hard drives in PC?
     
  8. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Or sell them on eBay.
     
  9. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Sure! Just reformat them!
     

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