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Backing up DVR recordings?

by spurlockda / June 9, 2012 5:46 AM PDT

I've accumulated a number of Discovery TV, History Channel and others shows but the DVR is filling up so I'd like to move the shows over to a portable hard drive or something like a solid state drive. Thoughts?

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Only the DVR maker knows if it can be done.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 5:48 AM PDT

Since no make and model of the DVR was given, the answer is to ask that maker.

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(NT) My current DVR is a Directv HD HR23-700
by spurlockda / June 9, 2012 9:17 AM PDT
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Dead end it seems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 9:45 AM PDT
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(NT) Dang, sad there's not a technological way to do it?
by spurlockda / June 9, 2012 2:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Dead end it seems.
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So far, just the old methods.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2012 4:43 AM PDT

Connect a VCR, press play on the DVR and record on the VCR. Some DVRs allow you to tape at standard definition.

Again, some get very upset at me over this. I did not design this system but do know more than I'm letting on as I have done work in this design field for years.

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It's possible, but could be a pain in the ****
by GBVishJourno / February 13, 2013 4:58 PM PST
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