DirecTV DVR to DVD

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  1. Tillerman

    Tillerman Auditioning

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    Currently I have a DirecTV DVR and it is filling up fast. I would like to record some of the shows from the DVR to DVD and I am unsure of the best way to do this. If anyone has any comments or material that could help me out with this I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    Buy a standalone DVD recorder and connect it to your DVR. Use the Save to VCR function on the DVR to playback your programs and record them to DVD.
     
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    Ok that sounds easy, would I be able to watch something different while it is recording or am I stuck watching it record?
     
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    You'll be stuck watching it record.
     
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    I have a DVR with the Dish Network. I know that with the two-tuner version I have, I can play recorded material to the TV2 output and record that feed, while watching the TV1 feed, as normal. Does Tivo have anything like that? I suppose you would need a two tuner box though.
     
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    Stand alone Tivos are all single tuner/single output models. DirecTV DVRs powered by Tivo are all dual tuner/single output models. I dump to DVD at night just before bed and in the morning before work.

    -Robert
     
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    If you don't want to deal with a standalone DVD recorder, you could also look into hacking your DVR to extract video directly to your PC and burn to DVD with a DVD burner. I do that with my DirecTiVo. I use a package called TyTools to pull the video off of the TiVo, edit out commercials and then create a DVD.

    Lots of information on this at dealdatabase.com. Be forewarned, though. This requires a lot of reading and the folks at DDB are not very friendly.
     
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    I do the same as Robert_J. I have a Direct TV DVR and a Panasonic DMR ES30V VHS/DVD recorder. I use the flex time so as to get the most out of recording vs a fixed 2/4/6 hour time. I like what I have seen the past month with this unit. I record and put onto disc some of the different car races that come on during the weekend and bring them into the auto parts store I run during the week and play them on a tv we have in the store. Gotta keep the restless masses interested in staying for more then the 2 minutes most have alloted for buying parts that no longer exist or are not easy to find. This sure beats the heck out of vhs tapes.
     

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