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Bluray recording of HD DVR content

by pmighion / March 14, 2009 10:20 AM PDT

I have a DirecTV HD DVR. I just bought a bluray recorder for my computer. I want to record onto Bluray the hockey games in the up coming Stanley Cup Playoffs so that I can clear the hard drive on the DVR.(Its smaller than I'ld like but directv has no upgrades)I have HDMI, component out, and digital optical out as choices. I would like help with video cards, audio cards, editing software, etc. I will probably add another 500Gb hard drive to store stuff on until I can burn it.

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Just one problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2009 10:41 AM PDT

That DVR has copy protection in many forms to stop this from happening.

If you don't believe, then call up the supplier of the DVR and ask them how to accomplish your goal.

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Recording now
by pmighion / March 15, 2009 7:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Just one problem.

I have had no problem recording sports to a regular DVD burner/play using component cables and L&R RCA jacks from the DVR. Now I want HD recordings of HD programs.

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Did you ask the maker of the HD DVR?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2009 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Recording now
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Yep, all correct
by Dan Filice / March 15, 2009 9:18 AM PDT

In addition, even thought Component cables will pass-through HD content to a TV, I'm guessing that Component works now because your DVR is hooked up to a standard-def burner. If you hook up a Blu-Ray recorder, I'd bet it wouldn't pass the signal. But, if you connected a Blu-Ray recorder using S-Video or RCA cables, it should work fine, but sadly no HD image.

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Guarded HD
by pmighion / March 15, 2009 12:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Yep, all correct

Thanks folks,
I see that this will not go smoothly. I didn't know about all the "protection" of HD content. Thanks again for clearing this up. I suspect that this thread has ended with copy right protection.

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I think it would work and here's why
by https2046 / March 27, 2010 9:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Guarded HD

I copy from my DVR to standard DVD through componet rca cables BUT at the same time the DVR REQUIRES me to keep the HDTV ON and the HDMI input on the TV selected,if I change inputs on the HDTV or if I turn OFF the HDTV the DVR then puts out a blue screen warning stating that my HDTV vodep input does not allow the transmission of a HDCP video signal,even though the video output from the DVR is converted to widescreen standard definition (of course it needs to be SD to record to my DVD recorder. The point is as long as the DVR is hooked up to and sending its video signal to a HDCP HDTV it thinks all is well and then it will continue to supply the video signal to my DVD recorder. If we could just get a Blue Ray dvd recorder WITH componet inputs I think all of the about would be true. Lets hope. Anyone know of a Blue Ray recorder WITH componet video inputs?? I dont.By the way my DVD recording in widescreen are beautiful and they cost me .20 cents for 2 full hours. (easy to give to friends and make there day)

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Look up 5C encryption
by Pepe7 / March 28, 2010 12:16 PM PDT

That's the issue.

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then why am I able to record from my DVR to standard DVD
by https2046 / March 27, 2010 9:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Just one problem.

as I described,where I am required to keepturned on my HDTV with the HDMI input selected while im recording. Its that HDCP issue,which I'm able to get around with my DVD recorder with componet video inputs, its a magnavox MRV 660 cost me $59. refurbished, one cost me $11. from Ebay.

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componet video inputs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2010 12:55 AM PDT

Right there you revealed "the analog hole" in copy protection. Remember that this does not always work and as new gear comes out they plug that hole.

I'm unsure if there was a question in your post.

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Guess the only way I know is to buy dvr expanders and keep
by folrsi30 / August 18, 2011 12:25 PM PDT

your programs -- apricorn just came out with a 2tb dvr expander.

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