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Recording DirecTV to computer

by oliveem / December 16, 2008 12:26 AM PST

Please help. I would like to recording some TV shows to my home computer in a format that I can later download to a disk. I have DirecTV and I have Vista on my computer. Thanks

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You need a video capture card . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 16, 2008 6:08 AM PST
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video capture
by yukonbackcountry / December 19, 2008 9:15 AM PST

If you have a Direct TV DVR you can output it to a DV recorder at 480i. Blue Ray drives for computers are expensive and the disks are way too high in price. Maybe in a coule of years the price will decrease.

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Transfer from Directv to Computer
by lanceks1 / December 19, 2008 1:18 PM PST
In reply to: video capture

I do this easily, it involves modifying your PVR drive. E-mail me for details.

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Transfer from Directv to Computer
by how / December 19, 2008 9:04 PM PST

I need to do this in HD with a SA DVR.
Does your method apply to this too?

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PVR to Computer
by lanceks1 / December 21, 2008 12:35 PM PST
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Transfer from Directv to Computer
by Panchovia / December 20, 2008 12:38 AM PST

Please send info on the how to modify the DVR to

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how do I email you for details on directTV record to PC?
by TrumbullJetsMan / December 21, 2009 8:42 AM PST

thanks, I know this thread was back in '08, but am doing this now, and need the help.


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Moving DVR movies to computer
by elbruce1 / April 14, 2011 11:08 PM PDT

I would so much appreciate the information to move my DVR recordings to my PC so I can burn them to DVD without sitting there watching them...

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by LSagal / December 9, 2011 9:06 AM PST

If you have the instructions on how to do this, I would GREATLY appreciate if you wouldn't mind e-mailing them to me at
Thank you so much.

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by sloppyspreen / July 1, 2011 6:28 AM PDT

I am moving form direct tv hd dvr to dishnetwork. I have game recorded that show me catching ball I want to save on computer or disc, can you help.

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How exactly do u transfer saved shows from Directv 2 computr
by AZ_Dad / October 7, 2012 7:42 AM PDT

How can you transfer saved shows from Directv to my computer and/or to my 80Gb Lacie silverscreen hard drive?

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A little of your time
by BigRyGuy04 / February 2, 2016 8:44 PM PST

Hey, lanceks1. I know I'm only like 8 years late on this reply (LOL), but if you'd be willing to let me know how you did that, I'd greatly appreciate it. I have an HD-DVR from DirecTV. My email is Thanks in advance (If you even see this post, that is) Happy

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HELP Transferring from directv
by doodlebugs07 / March 29, 2016 11:42 AM PDT
In reply to: A little of your time

BigRyGuy04 if you find out how to do it please email me!

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Get BeyondTV
by gsinpei / December 20, 2008 10:44 AM PST
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this may be a bit late but
by tedtks / January 25, 2009 5:58 AM PST

I have a Geniatech Hybrid ATSC X8000A
card in my pc. I record programs all the time.
just plug the cable from your box to the card and
you click record.

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by n1c3m4n / December 28, 2009 3:32 PM PST

what hardware do you have for watching tv? for connecting it to your computer?

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