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post #1 of 15 Old 12-19-2004, 06:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I am considering getting the Comcast 6412 DVR. Will I be able to record content stored on my 6412's hard drive to my standalone DVD recorder? If it matters, my DVD recorder also has a hard drive, so I guess the content would be recorded from the 6412 hard drive to the DVD recorder hard drive.

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the firewire port is active, but that would need some fangling.
simple answer, no.
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I am recording from my 6412 to a Sony HX 900 via component and am getting excellent results. Even if you use S-Video, the picture should be great.

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I go from my 2nd gen tivo to my Sony DVD Recorder voa S Video Can I do the same with the 6412 ?
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How do you hook this up exactly? My 6412 is hooked up to the tv via component. If I were to buy a dvd burner, do I connect the dvd burner to the back of the 6412 or do I hook it up to the tv?

Also, when you record from the 6412 to the dvd burner, do you have to record real time and watch the show while you're recording?

Off subject, but what are all the connections for on the 6412? I see a card slot, video in and USB 1.1 on the front panel and video in/video out, firewire and USB on the back panel. ???

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1) There is also a discussion of the use of Firewire on Replay <--> Comcast DVR's connection

2) The Motorola DVR site shows the connections in gory detail

3) I suspect that all outputs are active at the same time, but have not yet tested them.

See: WeMatter.com/comcast-dvr for my WEB page that is meant to try to link out to info on this hardware/software.
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can anyone tell me what the final word is regarding archiving content to DVD from the 6412 firewire link ? can it be done & if so how ?
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can anyone tell me what the final word is regarding archiving content to DVD from the 6412 firewire link ? can it be done & if so how ?
Ditto. I just hooked up my new Phillips DVDR that has iLink to my 6412 and I can't get it to pass through the signal over firewire. There's gotta be a way...

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I dump shows to my PC using the firewire port. Then I burn the files to DVD-Rs.

Ergo, it can be accomplished, if in a round-about way.
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I am also recording from my 6412 through a 25 foot firewire.. Works great for me.. Anyone know of a program that lets you preview while your copying from the 6412? I use capdvhs and it doesn't allow until your finished recording.. Thanks

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I dump shows to my PC using the firewire port. Then I burn the files to DVD-Rs.

Ergo, it can be accomplished, if in a round-about way.
I have been trying to do this, but I am confused. Can you give some details on how you dump to your PC? I want to dump my recordings to my PC, edit the comercials out and burn them to DVD for future playback. Thanks for the help!!
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I've not visited this board in a while, I tried, without success to archive to DVD-R from my Comcast 6412. I was able to dump the data via the firewire to an external firewire HD, but the file format was unrecognizeable (TS) by my burning program. I used a freeware Virtual VCR for recording. It required converting to another format to burn. It all seemed way too complicated when I could buy a DVD recorder for under $200 and be done with it. I might add I use Mac only and perhaps it's easier to do in the PC world.
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I'm about to get a 6412 from my local cable company as well, and I was certain I'd be able to transfer footage recorded onto that DVR to a DVD. That's pathetic to think this isn't easily possible.

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I've recorded shows from my 6412 DVR to my Pannie DVD recorder using my Yamaha DSP-A1 as a source switcher. This setup does not, however, allow me to record HD. Only SD. The 6412 is connected to the Yamaha via S-Video.

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I have a moto 6208, and im trying to record to a dvd recorder with firewire input. The moto 6208 detects the dvd recorder via firewire, but the dvd recorder doesnt detect any a/v signal, so it wont record. Is this even possible? I dont want to use s-video because i want true digital to digital recording.I know its somehow possible to do this, but I didnt want to do this via 6208 to PC/MAC.

Can someone please shead some light on this subject please. Ive been searching this forum for a few days now, but not finding any solid info.

BTW my recorder is a sony dvdirect vrd-vc20
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