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post #1 of 3 Old 08-29-2008, 06:12 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a Motorola DCH3416 and the hard drive keeps crashing and Comcast wants to replace it. The problem is I have the recording of an episode of The Tonight Show that we were in the audience for and want to keep a copy forever as a keepsake. How do I make a recording of it without losing the HD quality of it? Would a DVD recorder work because my gf's parents have one. Or is there a way to connect it to my computer and record it that way?
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I don't know if it will work on your DCH3416, but on my DCT6412 I just connected the component outputs to the component inputs on my Panasonic DVD recorder, played the show on the DCT6412 and hit the record button on the DVD recorder and it copied it very nicely. Good quality, too. Regular DVD recorders don't record at HD quality, but I actually didn't notice any obvious reduction in quality with the HD show I was copying.

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You must be referring to "Composite" Y/W/R RCA inputs and outputs since the Panny DVDR doesn't have "Component" (RGB) inputs?

If so, that's something that's always been possible with DVDRs.
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