I have some movies recorded on a Time Warner Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD, and I am wondering whether it is possible to transfer them to a personal computer.
As far as I know, these are all "normal" resolution [DVD quality] movies, and none of them are HD.
Now our Explorer 8300HD seems to have a choice of two outputs:
1) A single bayonet-connector coaxial cable
2) Three video [Pr
/Pb/Y] RCA outs plus two stereo sound [L & R] RCA outs for a total of five RCA outs
So can I use one of these outputs, and connect to maybe something like a Hauppauge card [or a Hauppauge box], and then get "analog" copies of my movies?
Or does Time Warner program their Explorers to emit analog "do not copy" metadata?
I ask because a few years ago, we had a very late model analog VCR, which refused to record some Time Warner programs, in the 0 to 99 channel range, because of the presence of some sort of analog "do not copy" metadata.
And I certainly don't want to go blowing $100 or $200 on a Hauppauge [or AVerMedia or Leadtek] "solution" if it is known that this sort of thing is impossible.
So thanks in advance to anyone who has tried to make "analog" transfers from this setup [either successfully, or unsuccessfully], and who would like to share their experiences.