How to record DirectTV HD DVR to a DVD or PC?


Is there a way to hook up a standard DVD player to a DirecTV HD DVR and record the content to this disk? If not is there a way to record the content onto a computer to later be recorded onto a DVD.

Best Answer

If your DVD player can also record DVDs, then yes. You can connect your DirecTV HD DVR to a DVD recorder like so:

Additional Items Required:

  • S-Video cable
  • DVD recording unit (if your DVD player can't record)
  • Blank DVD
  • Test your Direc TV digital video recorder and your DVD recording unit separately to make sure both are in proper working order before you connect them.

  • Connect one end of an S-Video cable to your DVD recording unit and the other end to your TV.

  • Find the standard RCA cables that Direc TV sent along with your digital video recorder. Attach one end of them to the corresponding slot on the DVD recording unit and the other end to the TV.

  • Check your DVD recording unit to see if it came with an HD cable or the standard three-pronged cable. Buy a separate HD cable if it did not come with one.

  • Attach the HD cable between the Direc TV digital video recorder and the DVD recording unit.

  • Insert a blank DVD into the DVD recording unit, then turn on your TV and digital video recorder.

  • Find a program you want to record to a DVD. Use the digital video recorder's Record to VCR function to save it to the blank DVD.

  • Use the DVD to re-watch the recorded program at a later time on any standard DVD player or computer DVD drive.


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