Recording options

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Beckzilla, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Beckzilla

    Beckzilla New Member

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    Could someone please give me all the options for transferring recorded programs off of my HR10-250 and how exactly to do it. Can I transfer to my computer? How much space would be used on a DVD+RW when transferring HD programs as opposed to SD?
     
  2. RMSko

    RMSko Active Member

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    You can't transfer HD content as HD since there are really no HD recorders out yet. Your primary options are to save to VCR or a DVD recorder (in each case you use the "Save to VCR" option. You simply set the output resolution to 480i and then save. I don't know if there are any other options for saving, but a search would probably tell you if there is.
     
  3. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    with my panasonic E80 I use Svid from either HDtivo or my T60 to capture 2:11 or 2:12 worth of stuff on the hard drive. (after editing.) 3 episodes of most 1 hour showed edited down fit nicely on the -R.
     
  4. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    Not exactly. I have friends with Scientific-Atlanta PVRs that regularly archive HD shows to DVD, maintaining the HD resolution and quality. The only reason this does not work using the HR10 is because you need a firewire output. If you want to archive HD, it can be done.
     
  5. Beckzilla

    Beckzilla New Member

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    When I use the "save to vcr" feature am I still able to watch regular programming at the same time or not?
     
  6. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    when you are saving to vcr,that tivo is literally locked up....the only thing you can do is watch it or cancel the recording. You can't even FF thru commercials. I just tried this today and found out.

    That's when a 2nd tivo comes in handy to watch other stuff :)

    edit, note if you just start the recording manually you CAN FF thru it. Depends if you want that title screen or not
     

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