Hi evguess,few things to look in your dvdr is that it should record major formats.it should have a FireWire connection for DV camcorder hookup.and relatively painless operation and ofcourse sould have all the spares avalable on your local market. ive got a few options the best available dvdr. 1)philips dvdr80. 2)lite-on LVW-5005 3)DMR E50K (THIS MODEL DOES NOT HAVE A FIREWIRE BUT ITS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE MODEL. hope this help to reach your requirement. plz rate it if this review helps u.thanks..
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Any external USB hard drive that uses a 3.5" hard drive (the larger drives they use in desktops) will work. These all come with an external power adapter you must plug into the wall.
The external hard drive units that use the smaller 2.5" hard drives are the ones they use in laptops. These require much less power, and can be powered by the PC's USB port although some do come with an optional power adapter. However the Dish receiver does not send enough power to its USB port to power the hard drive, which is why the tech told you to get one that has an external power supply.
Even then the DVR uses a drive format that your computer may not recognize. I don't know if there are tools out there that will let you connect a hard drive from a DVR, read and convert the TV shows stored there.
Another option is to buy a DVD recorder. This is like a VCR, only it uses a DVD disc and not a video tape. Connect the DVD recorder to the outputs on the DVR, and then set the DVD recorder so it will record from its input. (on my DVD recorder this is "IN2")
Put a blank DVD into the DVD recorder, start playing a show on the DVR, and hit record on the DVD recorder. When the show is finished, hit stop on the DVD recorder to stop recording. The advantage here is you can then play this DVD on any DVD drive. The disadvantage is DVD recorders only record in non-HD. You can still play a show in HD, but the recording you get won't be in HD. Also, the show has to record in real time. So if it's a 60 minute episode, it will take 60 minutes to record.
To get the functionality you're looking for you'll need to to take the cable running from your DVR output and connect it to the input on your DVD recorder. Next you want to connect a cable from your DVD recorder output and connect it to your TV. If this is an HD set up you want to use HD Cables for all of the connections.
I have the same problem currently. I have successfully recorded to the Sony CM5 in the past from my DVR, but no longer can. I have Comcast and wonder if they have changed the DVR firmware and blocked output. Also some broadcasts have something in the signal to stop recording. I got half of my program done, and can't record the rest on DVD. I will try to DVR local news, then record to the Sony, to see if it's a signal issue or something with the Sony. I haven't tried to record from a VCR.
I assume the dvd is a player/recorder. So the dvd and dvr are both recording devices. You can take the outputs of cable box into the inputs of dvr. Then the outputs of dvr into inputs of dvd. Outputs of dvd into tv. It will be combersum to use that way but it will work. I would have to know what you were trying to accomplish to recomment the best setup.
Hi, my cyber home 1600 has all kind of problems as in posting, I won't buy any products make from Cyberhome from now on, Also don't buy any things from Best buy Store because I bought my 1600 from Best buy store.
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