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Converting Pelco exported video files
WHAT IS A DVR?
A DVR is a video recording and pl
ayback device that inco
rporates all of the essential capa
bilities of a VCR but adds significan
t advantages. Like
a VCR, video is recorded from one or more cameras and stored for later playback and retrieval; however, in a DVR, video data is
stored on a hard disk instead of
Storing video in
this manner facilitates
om access to data, as opp
osed to sequential
access inherent to tape-based recording. This means no fast-forwarding or rewinding is necessary to locate the data a user want
s to view or
export. Another key advantage over tape is decreased maintenance. With no need to replace tapes, DVRs with hard disks can be le
for extended periods of time. Since video remains in the digital domain, data is easy to store, transport, and manipulate. Unli
ke analog video
recordings, digital data does not suffer from a loss in quality wh
en copied or moved from device to device. Because DVRs rely o
n hard disks
instead of tape, data storage is virtually unlimited. Video data
can also take advantage of comp
the efficiency of
storage media. Modern DVRs, such as the DX8000, allow users to record, play back, and view live video simultaneously. Keeping d
means video can be easily backed up to a variety of storage media.
It also means that alphanumeric
information, such as date, t
can be synchronously recorded with video.
If you have trouble bringing up the diagnostics it is usually caused by not timing the button presses just right, maybe press ok two or three times as soon as the box goes off.
The recording light being on when the box is off is a setting in the menu called RF Bypass. Press menu button twice to bring up the full screen menu, arrow down to setup press ok, arrow down to cable box setup press ok, arrow down to RF bypass (if it is on, turn it off by pressing the right arrow), then press exit to get out of the menu.
Sounds like you are in dangerous waters. Most utilities have imminent domain (I think that's what it's called) and have the right to put their equipment anywhere that is safe and does not hinder your access. Asking for a box on a public board is a surefire way to get into trouble. If you are looking for just a digital converter try Ebay
You probably will be able to for a little while, until the headend your DCT talks back to gets around to polling it. Polling is when the main computer checks all of the cable boxes in its' domain for channel auths, pay-per-view purchases, and other behind the scene info. If the DCT isn't registered on the system, the headend will send a disconnect signal...eventually.
This may happen in either a couple of days, or a few days, (hedging here) depending on the polling schedule.
You may also find that while the DCT is operating, initially, the channel map maybe different, if your box was from another city or state.
As to whether Comcast will allow registering a box that was bought, and not rented properly through them, that is highly debatable. There's no rule I am aware of against that, however.
Look for a green button marked LIST almost in the center of the remote. If the List button doesn't work, be sure the remote is in the CBL mode (press the CBL button right under Master Power once)
When you get the list of recorded shows up, use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the show you want, then hit the OK/SELECT button. That should bring up another dialog box, look for Play and press the OK/SELECT button again to start.