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Posted: 9/24/2005 5:41:58 PM EDT
I have no laptop but I do have a USB hard drive. Any ideas?

Also, I have both DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink on my PC. Will either of these decode the DVR video files?

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:44:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:35:26 PM EDT
It has an integral function to record any given show to a VCR tape but I was interested in maintaining the original resolution with the option of burning it to a DVD.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:47:38 PM EDT
Easy.
First, you'll need an old delorien, some fissonable material and a flux capacator. Then, you need a spunky neighbor kid who likes to skateboard...
Oh wait, that's something else.


Tag. This will be the deciding factor between CHarter DVR and a Tivo for me.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:51:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 7:53:56 PM EDT by TheCynic]
What DVR type?

TiVo: Can't do it easily.
ReplayTV: Easy as pie

eta: ReplayTV, DVArchive, and 15 minutes will have you
ripping video directly to a PC.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:53:39 PM EDT
<- trying to figure out the process on a dish PVR
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:56:11 PM EDT
Tag!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:49:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
What DVR type?

TiVo: Can't do it easily.
ReplayTV: Easy as pie

eta: ReplayTV, DVArchive, and 15 minutes will have you
ripping video directly to a PC.



It's made by Scientific Atlanta. Other than the brand name, what else would let me know the type?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:56:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chuckhammer:
It's made by Scientific Atlanta. Other than the brand name, what else would let me know the type?



It is a cable box, right? It is probably the cable co's
proprietary DVR.

Sorry, I was speaking about dedicated ReplayTV/TiVo
boxen.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:08:44 AM EDT
Dish PVR's store their video in plain old mpeg2 format. If you like to take a risk every now and again you can rip the HD out of the unit and plop it into a linux box and pull the video off of it.

no experience with doing it yet.. but...im going to keep it in mind for the future.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:15:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mrphelps:
Dish PVR's store their video in plain old mpeg2 format. If you like to take a risk every now and again you can rip the HD out of the unit and plop it into a linux box and pull the video off of it.

no experience with doing it yet.. but...im going to keep it in mind for the future.



That was my first thought too. They just use normal computer hard drives (AFAIK, they may be laptop sized but I doubt it) and are probably in a conventional formatting, if not mildly encrypted. I know people have made TiVO boxen to run other OSes. Scientific Atlanta, eh? Sounds like COMCAST to me >:-)

let me know what you end up doing, I'm seriously considering the $10 a month for one for myself.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:37:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PsychoI3oy:

Originally Posted By mrphelps:
Dish PVR's store their video in plain old mpeg2 format. If you like to take a risk every now and again you can rip the HD out of the unit and plop it into a linux box and pull the video off of it.

no experience with doing it yet.. but...im going to keep it in mind for the future.



That was my first thought too. They just use normal computer hard drives (AFAIK, they may be laptop sized but I doubt it) and are probably in a conventional formatting, if not mildly encrypted. I know people have made TiVO boxen to run other OSes. Scientific Atlanta, eh? Sounds like COMCAST to me >:-)

let me know what you end up doing, I'm seriously considering the $10 a month for one for myself.



FYI In the near future Archos/DISH are going to market portable video players that can download video straight from the DISH 522/625 and 942 DVRs via the receivers USB port. So if someone cracks the system we might be able to download direct to a PC via USB.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 10:26:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:

Originally Posted By chuckhammer:
It's made by Scientific Atlanta. Other than the brand name, what else would let me know the type?



It is a cable box, right? It is probably the cable co's
proprietary DVR.

Sorry, I was speaking about dedicated ReplayTV/TiVo
boxen.



Yep, it's a digital HDTV cable box as well as a DVR. Cable provider is Adelphia in South Florida.

The rental cost is $8/mo including a remote.

If I wanted to ditch it and buy my own DVR would I still need to rent their cable box?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 10:33:27 AM EDT
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