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DVR to Archos

I just purchased my Archos 605 and the Gen 5 DVR station. I have some programs already on cable box/DVR unit and was wondering if there was any way for me to transfer them to the Archos.

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Hi,

That's what the DVR does. All you need to do is play whatever program you would like on your cablebox/DVR and hit record on your archos. It will record it like any program.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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