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    Burning Recorded TV Shows to DVD

    Is there a way to burn a (documentary for example) movie that I have recorded to TIVO-like DVR (actually Cox-cable-DVR)?

    Is that a Windows WMV, or WAV or what?

    How might I do this?

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    Re: Burning Recorded TV Shows to DVD

    Having not done this myself, and not knowing the legalities in your / mine / other's countries, it's possible.

    Easiest method would be to attempt connecting the DVR / PVR box to your network and browse for it. You might get lucky, if you have the ethernet port on the back.

    Some of these devices may have a firewire or USB connection - you could try that too.

    Lastly, you could connect your DVR to your PC's video / audio capture device(s), and do the tried-and-tested analog recording.

    But as I say, I've not done this, and I don't know about the laws in your part of the world.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Burning Recorded TV Shows to DVD

    Chris:

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Burning Recorded TV Shows to DVD

    Chuck
    If you repeatedly wish to archive to DVD you might consider the low cost DVD recorders currently on the market.
    I have 2 in use that record to DVD+R and DVD+RW discs. For $79 at WalMart they record better quality than VHS.
    I mostly record to reusable +RW and simply reformat. If there is a need to save the disc, the cost is about the same as a VHS tape and the disc takes up less storage space. With video/audio inputs, I am in the process of moving a lot of tape to disc. This may be only a raw footage copy, but I don't have use the PC.
    TIVO has that monthly cost attached to it which I do not like.

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    Re: Burning Recorded TV Shows to DVD

    Yea, you're probably right Bob. Thanks.

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    Re: Burning Recorded TV Shows to DVD

    Having spent many hrs trying this task, I finally gave up.
    I have media Centre which will record live TV in DVR-MS format.
    This format holds information about the TV program, such as director, actors, when it was last shown etc etc.
    The quality of the recording is excellent but try as I might, never successfully transferred to DVD.
    I downloaded all kinds of demo's to rip the video file out and convert to Mpeg and any other format I thought would work.
    I managed to convert one movie, when shown the audio file was about 1 minute behind the video file !!

    Gave it up and bought a DVD recorder instead.

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