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TIVO And DVD - RW/ Recording Through The PC

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craigiz1

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I want to buy Tivo and be able to record to a DVD - RW. ( + - combo type DVD burner)
I'm wondering if anybody has done this and what it takes to do it. I know I need a video input video card, but what else do I need to consider?

Thanks.
 

rUfUnKy

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are you looking to buy a TIVO? or build a HTPC?? if your looking to do the later here is a good place to start .. http://www.htpcnews.com/ I just built one my self so if you have any questions feal free to ask..
 

plbowler

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Ahhh, thats better...
I have TiVo, as of now you cannot transfer TiVo'd programs to PC.

The TiVo is a Linux box so I assume there is someway to remove the HD from the TiVo and put it in a PC and burn a DVD.

http://www.tivofaq.com/hack/

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=8

The TiVo will let you 1. Trasfer programs to VHS (So I assume that DVD-+R is the next step) and 2. transfer a program to another TiVo via your Home network (wireless or otherwise).


as for the PC recording TV.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-316&catalog=48&depa=1
 

Deathknight

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Problem with pulling the files off the HD is that TIVO files are encrypted. I highly doubt that you will ever legally be able to pull tivo recorded programming off of your tivo and replay it on a non tivo device due to legal restrictions on them. ReplayTV did this and everybody and their brother is involved in lawsuits due to it. All the ability to save to VCR does is play the program with a description of it displayed on the screen at the start. You need to output the tivo into your vcr and your vcr records just as if it was live tv.

There is a pioneer model of Tivo though that combines a DVD burner and a tivo. You can save programs to DVD to watch later on your tivo.