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Dra-1601a dvd recorder with hard drive. does not come on

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I connect the power plug to a outlet strip. when the recorder doen't come on I let it sit for a couple of minutes and use the on off swith on the outlet strip to switch off then back on a couple of seconds later. Usually come right on after that.

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How can I transfer recordings to a hard drive?


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.

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Password problem


Hi there,

The password is for the parental control feature.
For the Poaroid dra-01601a the password is 3-3-0-8 type this in using the number pad then press ok. If you press setup on the remote then press down till you get to ATV/DTV then press right arrow button to highlight DTV Parental control, press enter then a dialogue box will appear this is where you can input the password code. Select V Chip and press ok, you will then have the option to select which content controls to use in the menu you will see Block enable, use the down arrow to highlight this then press the right and left buttons to turn either on or off. to exit this setup press 6.

Hope this helps,

James

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I have the polaroid dra-01601a dvd/hdd audio


First of all with all do respect I do not have the polaroid drm 2001G. I have as I exprest in my letter to you the polaroid dra 01601A. The problem i had was an audio problem and i simply rechecked all my connections and found that I needed and extra set for HDMI plugs on my TV.

Jan 03, 2010 | Polaroid DRM-2001G DVD Recorder/HDD...

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Polaroid dra-01601a hdd to dvd recording


You will have to split the title and record on more than one DVD. The default speed is SP, that is 2 hours of recording. If you want to record longer programs, go into setup and change the default record speed to one of the other settings, for example: SP+ which is 2 1/2 hours or one of the other longer record settings. This DVD burner will only record at the same speed as you recorded to the hard drive. You can also edit out the commercials by using segment. Go to the title you want, press the right arrow, scroll down and select segment. When you want to start your edit, press enter. when you want to stop the edit, press enter again. You can use your right arrow to skip forward 30 seconds and your left arrow to skip back 10 seconds if you went too far when editing. You will see where your edits are on the screen by the darker color. Do this through the whole program. When you record to DVD, the commercials will not be recorded. Hope this helps you.

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Time shift to hdd


The only way I was able to do it is to capture "while playing back" to another recorder "VCR" DVD"

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Transferring from timeshift buffer to hdd


When in timeshift, press record on the remote (every time you push "record" 30 minutes are added) and make sure the program you are recording is not macro protected. If your program has already finished rewind to the beginning of the program and push record the correct number of times to cover your program and then press stop on the remote. It should then be at the bottom of your hard drive list.

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Polaroid DRA-01601A Hard Drive Model/Format


The HDD is 160 gigs.
The menu allows one to "format" the drive.
I have not tried this however.

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Recording with closed caption


Carl,
Better late than.. I think that the Polo can record the encoded closed captioning onto the HDD, but you have to have a CC equipped television to display the captioning.
The newer Magnavox and Philips recorders sold at Walmart record the captioning, and have the capability to display it even on sets without the built in CC decoder depending upon your recording settings. If you get a digital converter box and connect that as the source to your Polo, you can record CC displayed on the screen if you want.
tom

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Polaroid Will NOT edit out Commercials!


You need to post edit the recording;
First unprotect then do a split before the commercial
than split after, then recombine the parts without the ad.
Cumbersome, but it works

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