Recording from R-10

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by stefnee, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. stefnee

    stefnee New Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    I am sorry if this has been discussed before ;) , but I am a newbie to this forum. :) We have a R-10 and a DVD-Recorder. We have one program set to record every day (to date we have about 120 episodes) :eek: and unfortunately do not have time to record to the DVD-R everyday. I see there is a usb port behind the unit. What is this for? Can I save the saved programs to a hard drive on a computer? Basically, besides re-watching all the shows to delete the commercials, do I have any other choices?

    Also, is there a way to record the shows without the commercials?

    Thanks for all the help.

  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    The USB port is not enabled. And hacks for the R10 are very difficult. The only way to transfer from the R10 to the DVD recorder is via the analog outputs on the R10. And, you have to do them one at a time. To eliminate the commercials you will either have to FF through them while recording or just record the whole thing and then rip to the PC, edit out the commercials and reburn.
  3. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    The USB port works well to power a fan, which will cool you off while you smoke more crack.
  4. goony

    goony New Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    Wow, nothing like the voice of experience to explain the function of the USB port.
  5. irregularjoe

    irregularjoe New Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    DTV added the usb port so that when prospective buyers saw it they would think "WOW! Network capability". Only problem is it's virtually useless.
    I suppose you can always use it to tether a cat or a small dog.
    Now THAT"S an idea! A cat collar with a usb plug on the end!

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