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Old 05-10-2008, 11:28 AM - Thread Starter
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Any suggestions on the 'easiest' way to get recorded shows off of my DCH3416 to my Mac? I'm a new user to Comcast but I've never taken recorded shows off of my DirecTV box before either so it's very unfamiliar territory.

I don't want to leave a computer hooked up to my box. I just want to be able to come in and hook my laptop up to the box then rip/download a show or two to the laptop.

Help would be great, thanks.

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Old 05-10-2008, 10:01 PM
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There's an application from the FireWire SDK that you can use to capture video streamed via FireWire from a cable box; see here for more details on how it's done. Keep in mind that it's not as simple as "downloading" just the episode you want; you have to being playback on the DVR, start the capture on the computer, and the transfer happens at realtime speed.
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