Help irt saving copies offline / off DVR:
I am curious if any here have settled on method of saving copies to DVD. By that I mean to lift the signal and record to DVD, not the DVR. It's a concern that external drives will eventually fail, so I'd like LT storage on DVD.
Crazy perhaps, but I'm not inclined to import data onto computer (unless just to burn DVD from there). In fact, if I was going to try the firewire solution it would probably involve a dedicated computer tied to the AV system -or- insert laptop on temp basis. Originally I thought convergence a good idea / now feel one-way (computer to TV, slideshows, etc.) will be the extent of interaction for now.
It's been my intention to just add in a DVD recorder. Originally I thought to buy a DVD recorder with it's own tuner, but many seem to have such limited range of channels it would exclude some channels I'd like to record and save. I can't decide which direction to go.
* direct cable line to stand alone DVD recorder
* feed from HDTV output to stand alone DVD recorder
* stand alone DVD recorder in-line between DVR and HDTV
HD recordings to DVD might be more than I should hope for (data size might require extended transfer rate for events > two hours, so diminish hard
copy on DVD). In past I was satisfied to save copies to VHS, so reasonable to expect DVD would be better and more stable medium even if lower quality than digital / HD, no?
Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks in advance,
ps - I have already read: http://replayguide.sourceforge.net/dct6412/
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