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I have a Pioneer 420H DVD recorder in the mail, my first one, pretty excited. I was just reading the manual, and it mentioned some satellite signals are copy-protected. Any such thing with with DTV/Tivos? I'm assuming not, since my method of transfer will be the same way you transfer a program to VHS? Thanks for any clarification.
 

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There are simple ways to eliminate microvision, such as using the Sima video enhancers , some dvd recorders such as the Lite-On actually have firmware hacks that eliminate it. I don't record a lot of DTV shows on dvd but so far have not found anything that is protected by macrovison. I did not try to record any PPV becasue we usually wait until the movies come on the subscription channels. I found that with Tivo we really don't need to even consider making dvd recordings, usually by time we feel like watching the program again the Tivo suggestions have already found it and recorded it again.
 

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Originally posted by Jerw134
I'm pretty sure that PPVs are sent with Macrovision, so that may cause a problem. Other than that, you'd be fine.
I haven't had a problem with PPVs not being able to be transfered to the HD of my DVD recorder.
 

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I just discovered some (not all) of the DirecTV PPV movies do not allow me to archive them to DVD. The most recent movie was "The Skeleton Key."

I have a DirecTV-Tivo and a component (not in a computer) Sony DVD burner. My DTivo is not networked or hacked. I to, would like to save some of these movies to DVD so I can clear up hard drive space and watch later.

Does anyone know of a good video stabilizer that will allow me to do this? Has anyone tried the Sima GoDVD?

Thanks!
 

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texas arsenal said:
Maybe some have the macro maybe some dont?
I think that is the case. I have recorded a few movies both PPV and premium (HBO, etc) and they transferred just fine. The issue arose with "The Skeleton Key." I haven't dubbed that many movies. I'm just wondering if the Sima unit will help me when it does happen.

I asked the guys at TopSalesDepot and they seem to think their $24 DVD Digital Video Stabilizer unit will not help with PPV.

Joe
 
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