What output to use depends on the inputs of your recording device.
I have a DirecTV cable box with 200hrs of recording space. I have some great recordings on it I'd like to preserve but I don't know how to transfer them to my laptop or external harddrive. Can anyone help please? The cable inputs/outputs at the cable box are RCA type. There is one S-video Out jack, a USB port and a Digital Audio Out. What do I need?
Thanks for your help. It is much appreciated. You are right! Sorry to confuse the issue. They are 3.5mm mini jacks. I was unaware the HDMI was OUT only! So what is the digital bridge and the related software that would be required for transferring material from the TVR to the laptop? And where can they be acquired? The laptop has something like an S Video inlet but it seems to be a bit bigger. It has a symbol that looks like a screen between two straight vertical lines, that is: a vertical line on either side of a rectangle. The inlet has 15 pin holes.
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