Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
This subforum is now locked. Please post TelstraClear topics in the Vodafone forum. You can find more information here.




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 108340 28-Aug-2012 19:33 Send private message

Hi

Must be possible, but before I go buy a DVD recorder, can I transfer to a DVD a program I have recorded on the TBox.
I guess if a had a TV tuner card I could also transfer the program to my notebook, but I am not sure whether there is such an item as a USB Tuner.

Any help much appreciated

Ian B

Create new topic
255 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

  Reply # 678625 29-Aug-2012 10:22 Send private message

Not tried myself but the normal issue is macrovision encoding on the output channels to protect the copyright of the holder in this case Sky and the Tv Broadcasters.

247 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10

Subscriber

  Reply # 679222 30-Aug-2012 12:39 Send private message




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 679576 31-Aug-2012 08:53 Send private message

Thankyou for your tips & links.

Following on the Macrovision advice, I read that this is limited to, and implemented by, the recording device, be that DVD or Tape.  One forum post mentioned that Macrovision protection would not apply to a PC connection.
I am going to try with an EasyCap DC-60+ USB device which allows PC recording by intercepting the signal where it would normally go into TV.
At $20.00 (TradeMe) its worth a shot and I will post back on success, although it may be a week or so.

Cheers
Ian B  



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 682911 7-Sep-2012 18:58 Send private message

Just reporting back.
The EasyCap DC-60+ USB works fine.
I need to do some testing to set the optimum recording quality for the items I record, but very happy with the result.

Ian B

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Dirty Politics: Nicky Hager's New Book
Created by ajobbins, last reply by Glassboy on 20-Aug-2014 17:57 (264 replies)
Pages... 16 17 18


CGA. Is it fair?
Created by BTR, last reply by Tzoi on 20-Aug-2014 20:48 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by TimA on 20-Aug-2014 21:47 (62 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Free: Smart Button for your Android device
Created by freitasm, last reply by eXDee on 20-Aug-2014 19:21 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


It was hardly 'hacking' was it?
Created by CB_24, last reply by BarTender on 19-Aug-2014 22:36 (87 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Shortening the DSL loop on a long driveway
Created by hio77, last reply by hio77 on 20-Aug-2014 21:00 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Vodafone now charging you to receive a bill via post
Created by stocksp, last reply by richms on 20-Aug-2014 19:28 (79 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


NZ Transport Agency: Snapchat
Created by freitasm, last reply by NzBeagle on 20-Aug-2014 19:27 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.