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Connecting DVR to laptop using HDMI

Hi, I'm trying to connect my Motorola DCH6416 to my laptop using a HDMI cable. Can you help me on what I need to do. I'm trying to back up of a program I recorded on there by using a laptop or even a VCR just any information can help. Thanks!!!

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SOURCE: DVR recording of off-the-air television signals

TiVo works with 'off the air' TV watchers as wellNot really worth the extra money though if you just have VHF and UHF channels.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: TIVO DVR : Won't Change Channels

Set up your infrared blasters connected from your IR port on the Tivo and by placing the two lead lights in front of your cable box so it (the cable box) can read the signal.  Then go to Channel settings accessed through Tivo Central and follow the questions. It will ask you to change channels until the remote is working correctly.  This all worked on a different "input" on my Mitsubishi TV (it has multiple inputs.  I have the cable input on a different "input" to make it work.  Hope this helps.  Call TIVO tech assistance because they are the ones who talked me through this.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: hooking up laptop to hdtv with hdmi cable

Only if your graphics card can handle HD viewing

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: my tivo HD is not broadcasting or recording in HD

I would agree with mjjdesigns. You will likely need to get a cable card, which luckily the Tivo supports to receive the HD signal. Your Tivo may be able to receive the channels without the Card, though I have found that they are often mapped to funny places, for instance on my network, Channel 3 which reports as cable channel 403 with the CableCARD, shows up as 84-3 on the TV and Tivo if not tuing through the CableCARD.

It is possible that you think that you are getting an HD signal through the TV just becuase it is showing up in the 16:9 format. Unless you are tuning to an HD channel (such as 3-1 or 5-1) it is standard definition being stretched to fit your screen. Your Tivo can do this to by pressing the Aspect button on your remote, but it still won't be HD.

Also, if you do get a CableCARD from the cable company, be sure to ask for a multi stream card so that you only need one card and can tune to cable channels on both tuners. Also, I know that the cable companies have often had significant trouble getting CableCARDS to work with the Tivo. Be patient, it is often the Cable Co's fault but they typically pass the buck first to Tivo. Tivo has a hotline established for the sole purpose of working with the Cable Companies to make the cards work in their devices. If you wind up in the situation, call Tivo Customer Service and ask for this hotline.

Hope this helps - Flub

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get Slingbox remote to work on DCH6416 DVR

Try using the QIP6416 (DVR) model to run it. very similar remote, most remote buttons the same only missing the page and day buttons. Otherwise not sure the problem.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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