Originally Posted by stefuel
My Motorola HD-DVR has a firewire port. My PC is equiped with firewire. I was half arsed hoping this was the solution. However, I have not been able to find anything of use for the Motorola port.
I doubt this will work but it might be of some interest. There is a utility called CAPDVHS that is designed to work with some motorola dvrs using the firewire port. At one time I used to record almost any channel in nice HD
to my computer. It was a little flakey but it worked and I still have a pile of movies and shows I captured. The funny thing is the cable tech who installed my box told me about the program and downloaded it for me from the
cable company site. It wasn't available for general downloading but is still out there http://replayguide.sourceforge.net/dct6412/
. Unfortunately it requires Win XP, I've never been able to use it on Win 7. The number of
channels it will record has steadily declined hence my doubt it will work for you. Still it's fun to play with and there are channels that can be captured. When you're in the capture window you will see a something, a frame
size if I remember correctly, that indicates a usable file is being captured. It will be in a TS container. I remember one weird capture where I got all the digital channels, say 5.1 5.2. 5.3 etc., at one time and I had to fiddle
around pulling out what I wanted. My motorola dvr had 2 firewire ports and only one of them was active. If you know how to access the service page on yours you can see what ports are active and sometimes what channels
are copy protected. Movies are generally protected.