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Record DVDs frrom Cable box DVR

I have COMCAST cable with a HDTV DVR. I want to record some of the shows I've saved on the DVR to DVDs. What are the specific requirements I should look for when buying my DVD recorder? How should I connect it to my DVR/HDTV?

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  • Musicmanelem Dec 27, 2007

    I have a wideopenwest DVR that connects to my 42 LCD by HDMI. I have a phillips DVD recorder also connected to my LCD by HDMI. When I connect my DVR to my DVD recorder I was getting a Copyright error that prevented them to work together. I found that when I disconnected the HDMI from the DVR to the tv that the DVD worked. I dont want to unplug the HDMI everytime I want to record. I can not stop the signal through the tv programming. What can I do?

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Buy a recorder that records both +/-R and double layer disks.
I haven't seen a Comcast dvr but you should connect it to the svideo out port of the dvr to the svideo in of the recorder and the audio out to the audio in. If the Comcast doesn't have svideo use the video ports instead

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Connect the audio (Red/White) cables from audio out connection on the back of the cable box to the "Audio in" on the back of the DVR.

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