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Old 18th August 2017, 18:28   #1  |  Link
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time warner box > computer question

i hope this is the correct forum...

is there a way i can hook a computer into my spectrum/time warner dvr box so that i can see the box as a hard drive and download a recorded program from the box to my computer,,,,or,,,,a way to play a recorded program and copy what i am watching on tv in real time to my computer?

i used to have a sony dvd burner. this great device allowed me to hook it up to my cable box and burn dvr'd programs as i played them in real time. this is the device http://www.sonyinsider.com/wp-conten...08/vrdmc10.jpg it has a composite and s-video line-in

i am wondering if i can do this without having to burn to dvd, and download to my computer directly.

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Old 19th August 2017, 18:57   #2  |  Link
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Most proprietary boxes are closed, even if in theory they could do this trick.

I am afraid that you must rely on analogue wires.
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Chances are the cable company has encrypted the hard drive making the drive inaccessible to a computer.

If the DVR has a firewire port, it might be possible to transfer the DVR recordings to the computer with CapDVHS. Be aware the DVR drivers that need to be installed only work with a 32-bit operating system (there are no 64-bit drivers) and it works best with Windows XP 32 bit.
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