First, thanks to humdinger for the technique to FF by 15 minutes. I've had the new software for at least a year and I've sent at least 3 emails to TW asking why they removed this feature. If they did not make me mad, the responses would be funny...they told me to reboot my box, they asked me if I wanted to enable parental controls, and of course, they offered to sell me TCP/IP phone service, but they never told me how to jump in 15 minute increments...
Now for my question: I've helped a number of friends in the past capture video they had stored on their DVR. They all had the 8300HD which will simultaneously output signals on component, composite, and s-video so I had no problem. Yesterday I tried to help someone who has the 8000HD. I quickly discovered that it runs in either HD or SD mode and when in HD mode it does not output on the composite or s-video connectors. My capture device only has inputs for composite and s-video and I'm afraid that the new TW software will not allow me to switch to SD mode to enable them. The manual says to press Info and Guide with the DVR power off, but this had no effect.
Does anyone know of a way to get the composite, s-video, or coax out (that would not work either) functioning on this box. I know it's not possible to get the composite, s-video, and component working at the same time, but that would not be a problem. I just need to get the composite, s-video, or coax working so I can capture the recorded video and then I'll switch back to component.
By the way, my friend wants to get a video of her son playing football in a high school game that was televised. She contacted the TV station and they have no way to selling or providing the video. I don't think there are any copyright violations here.
If anyone can offer some advice, or just confirm that it cannot be done, I would appreciate it. If it cannot be done I guess I'll see if I can borrow a DVD recorder that has component input.