HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
Quoting Palladium (Reply 2): What I want is something that I can record into so I can carry it and watch it in different TV...
is it possible? tell me how to do it?
Depends on your provider. I do my DVR service through Cox Communications in Vegas and there's a feature built into the DVR that allows you to take your recorded shows and transfer them to tape. I believe you need to have the right cords too (I've never tried it myself). I don't see any reason why there would be a distinction between HD and non HD programs as far as going to tape. I wouldn't recommend it, given that tape was designed well before HD came into existence and the two technologies probably don't mesh well, but I'm not an expert in that sort of thing so I can only speculate.
Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2832 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
If you have a laptop computer with an S-Video port, you can get yourself a TV Tuner (called PVR's here in the US) for about US$80 and record whatever you're watching directly to the hard drive on your laptop. To view it on another TV, just hook your laptop up to the TV you want to use via the S-Video cable.
Petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3545 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 11): Nonetheless, if you must go through a cable box then your stuck with whatever is showing.
I got cable (just like 95% of the rest in NL). I have put my splitter into the wall socket. From the splitter one cable goes to the TV and one cable goes to the DVD-burner. I record one programme and watch another. Maybe that is just specific for NL though and does not work elsewhere.
RichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1830 times:
Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 12): I got cable (just like 95% of the rest in NL). I have put my splitter into the wall socket. From the splitter one cable goes to the TV and one cable goes to the DVD-burner. I record one programme and watch another. Maybe that is just specific for NL though and does not work elsewhere.
My expereince in consumer products is next to nill. And even less when talking about foriegn standards. I can only talk about the few experiences I have expereinced in my region which is:
We had a cable provided dvr that allowed us to record up to three stations simultaniously. if only recording two stations, then you could watch any chanel otherwise if you are recording three then you were limited to watching those three.
We had a dvr that did not go through a cable box and that one was limited to recording two stations simultaniously with the same restrictions as above
On the cable provided DVR you did not have a means to record to a DVD on its own, never tried to burn a dvd after the dvr.
Your route works too as long as you dont have to go through a cable reciever, but most of the options listed above give you the same option as you are stating but in a cleaner configuration.