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Copy stored programs

Is there any way to copy the saved programs other than using the VCR?

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Re: Copy stored programs

If you have a dvd burner, than hook it up the same way to record to vcr and proceed the same way as to a vcr and run the burner at the same time. when the show starts to play, start to record with the dvd burner

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Re: Copy stored programs

If you have your unit hacked, then you can use tytool to copy the programs to your computer. This will only work for programs that are recorded once the unit is hacked. Do a search for the zipper for series2 dtivos.

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