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#41259 12-Sep-2009 15:15
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We have recently purchases the above recorder presuming that you would be able to empty the hard drive by transferring the movies off onto our computer and then record them to a dvd.  We have found nothing about this in the instruction book and a email to the agent was responded with you can't do it.  Does anyone know how to do this.  I assume the can't do it is more likely to be that they don't want you to do it, which is unreasonable, you would expect to be able to keep movies you record for the kids to watch in the car etcYell

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  #255196 12-Sep-2009 15:21
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You can't copy content to a PC direct from the HDD - this is actually illegal under the NZ Copyright laws as format shifting of video is prohibited.

If you want to copy content to DVD you'll need a capture device on your PC to plug the composite output of the DVR into the PC and record it from this or plug the composite output of the DVR into a standalone DVD recorder and record it directly onto this.

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  #255197 12-Sep-2009 15:23
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The agent is quite correct. You can't simply copy the files off across a network onto a computer.

If you want to copy them off you will need to use an analogue output to either a DVD Recorder or a PC based capture card.

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  #255217 12-Sep-2009 17:04
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openmedia: You can't simply copy the files off across a network onto a computer. If you want to copy them off you will need to use an analogue output to either a DVD Recorder or a PC based capture card.

You won't be able to copy recorded programmes off any Freeview-approved PVR - that's one of the conditions of Freeview approval. However anyone who knows that they would want to copy recorded programmes could consider buying a recorded that isn't Freeview-approved like the Panasonic Recoder which will allow you to copy recorded programmes onto DVD or Blu-Ray discs.

Likewise HTPC users could edit and copy their recorded programmes onto DVD or Blu-Ray (if they had the appropriate software, which is rare at the moment, but will be available in time).

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