Save to DVD

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by prowler, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. prowler

    prowler New Member

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    The DirecTV DVR User's Guide says that saving to VCR happens in "real time". Approx how long does it take to save a 2 hour movie to a DVD recorder?

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  2. dgh

    dgh New Member

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    Approx 2 hours.
     
  3. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    Let's see now ...
    2 Hours in "real time" = 2 Hours.

    I'd have to say - 2 Hours.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    To clarify.... External DVD recorders work exactly like a VCR. They take the realtime analog video signal as an input, digitize it and burn it to a DVD. The only way to get faster results would be to have the DVD burner built in like the Humax, Pioneer and Toshiba standalone TiVos. However those are not DirecTV integrated so they work a little differently then a DirecTiVo. (i.e. they require an external DirecTV reciever to tune DirecTV channel and can only record one channle at a time)

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  5. dirtypacman

    dirtypacman Coming and going

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    Burning a 2-hour program depends on what quality setting your using and burning speed of the burner and disk.

    In my experience Best quality - 2hour movie- will take about 1/2 hour.
     
  6. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    in other words real time does not take advantage of a DVD 4x or whatever speed.
    Though I watch Wedding crahsers the other night and was wishing real time could be scrunched 4x
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    As I said above that would only be the case if he had a TiVo unit with a built in DVD burner. Since he is using a DirecTiVo and an external DVD recorder the process is still realtime just like a VCR.

    Dan
     
  8. prowler

    prowler New Member

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    Thanks for all the good info.
     
  9. vlhgsd

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    Ok, so if I just replaced my vhs recorder with a DVD/VCR combo recorder, if I choose the save to vhs option on the directv tivo unit, I can get it to record to the dvd instead of the vhs?

    Finally used this the other day to save to vhs, boy I forgot the quality of video and decided that was enough.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yes.

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