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JoeRedskin 10-14-2009 12:27 PM

Does anyone know how to download the shows on a DVR device to your computer. Comcast says it can't be done and that the stored shows can't be accessed online. I am wondering if that is just the company line. It would be easier to store them on my comp and burn them to a DVD then to tape the shows I want to save by VHS.

I have seen some things on the internet indicating that it could be done with a firewire (one site had drivers to do so for my model number DVR). I am wondering if anyone has actually done so and how. One problem is that my comp does not have a firewire outlet. I tried doing it via an ethernet Cat 6 cable but was unable to do so. I couldn't find anything indicating that to do so by ethernet was possible but thought I'd give it a shot. I figure if I can find a laptop to borrow from a neighbor, maybe I can download them to the laptop and then copy them to my PC to burn at my leisure.

Any suggestions?

FRPLG 10-14-2009 01:24 PM

Re: Dvr
Oh I am sure it can be done. Whether you end up destroying the DVR or at least moding it enough to have to pay for it is the question.

TheMalcolmConnection 10-14-2009 02:14 PM

Re: Dvr
[url=http://www.extrememhz.com/htpcguide-p7.shtml]ExtremeMhz.com-Extreme Guide: Build the Perfect HTPC[/url]

Check this out, it's older but it worked for me the first HTPC I built.

JoeRedskin 10-14-2009 02:27 PM

Re: Dvr
^^ Yah, that looks like what I have seen - I have the motorola cable box shown. Unfortunately, I don't have a 6 point firewire port. I actually already downloaded the driver but can't use it.

Just wondering if anyone has actually had any success with such a transfer.

BDBohnzie 10-14-2009 03:09 PM

Re: Dvr
Depending on how old your PC is, and whether your mobo can handle it:
[url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815104225]Newegg.com - Koutech KW-F7771-B FireWire 1394a + USB 2.0 Combo Internal Front Bay Connector Module - Controller Panels[/url]

or if you have an open PCI slot:
[url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124015]Newegg.com - SYBA IEEE 1394 4 ports Lucent FireWire PCI Card With Ulead Software Model SD-LUC-4F - Add-On Cards[/url]

A HTPC will be my next project...when I get the spare funds.

JoeRedskin 10-14-2009 03:17 PM

Re: Dvr
^^ What's a PCI slot?

BDBohnzie 10-14-2009 03:20 PM

Re: Dvr
If you have a laptop: [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124014]Newegg.com - SYBA SD-PCB-2F IEEE 1394 PCMCIA Card Two 6-pin 1394a ports - Laptop Add-on Cards[/url]

What kind of computer do you have?

CRedskinsRule 10-14-2009 03:30 PM

Re: Dvr
[quote=JoeRedskin;608381]^^ What's a PCI slot?[/quote]

you have a PCI slot available

tryfuhl 10-14-2009 06:39 PM

Re: Dvr
[quote=CRedskinsRule;608395]you have a PCI slot available[/quote]
if you have a full size computer this is likely, with some of the micro-towers out now, you will not

tryfuhl 10-14-2009 06:40 PM

Re: Dvr
just pile through these results and see which matches what you want to do best

[url=http://www.google.com/search?q=comcast+dvr+to+pc&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a]comcast dvr to pc - Google Search[/url]

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