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How can I copy a TV show from HM DVR to my computer?

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Is there any way to get a show off and watch it on my computer.  I used to be able to do it with my TIVO and there are many different outputs on the HMDVR (USB, ESATA, Firewire, etc).

 

I thought maybe Media Manager would allow me to transfer video files to my computer but it doesn't.

 

Thanks for any help.

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 I don't believe you can just transfer the video, you will have to play it back from the Set top box to a capture card or tuner in the computer.
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@fq1234 wrote:

Is there any way to get a show off and watch it on my computer.  I used to be able to do it with my TIVO and there are many different outputs on the HMDVR (USB, ESATA, Firewire, etc).

 

I thought maybe Media Manager would allow me to transfer video files to my computer but it doesn't.

 

Thanks for any help.


With the Motorola DVR offered by FiOS, you can use a PC to record content from local channels via Firewire, as it is played. Instructions for that can be found this AVS thread. Note this only works for the local (including locals in HD) and public interest channels on FiOS; this does not work for any FiOS cable channels.

If you want to copy a recording from a cable channel using the Motorola DVR, you'll have to do it the old fashioned way -- connect the composite outputs from the DVR to your DVD recorder (or computer), press play on the DVR, and then press record on the DVD recorder (computer).

The TivoHD is still the only standalone DVR that lets you download SD and HD recordings to your computer over your home network, as seen in the screenshot below.



Direct recording downloads over your home network using a standard web browser.  Use 'tivo' as the login and your TiVo's media access key as the password. 

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Thanks for the info.
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