A new alpha 4.3.3 contains support for:
Toshiba RD-XS32, 50, 52, 34, 54, 35, 55, 34SB, 34SJ
Philips 3575 and 3576
Magnavox 2160 and 513
Pioneer 510, 520, 530, 533, 540, 550, 560, LX61, LX70
This is the non-public alpha release (path
Again, seeking feedback for anyone who decides to try recovering recordings on their own. This is not an official release but has been tested with the models listed. What sets it apart from previous attempts is that this is a Windows program that runs under XP through Win10, and on Linux and OSX under WINE. It works with physical drive connections over IDE, SATA (and USB adapters for those interfaces) or with Raw disk images and is capable of making raw disk image backups of a drive.
Support for Panasonic models is being looked at at this time but none are currently supported.
Each brand and many models have a slightly different pattern of storage. There is no "one" solution that works for all. So while in some brands, like the Pioneers and Toshibas, untested models (may) work, it is by no means for certain.. and that is why feedback is sought.
Most file systems and virtual file systems are presented with a navigable 'tree' to simplify 'finding' a particular recording by Title. But brute force discovery is available for unknown file systems.. it is by nature a data recovery tool.
For supported, tested models recordings are reassembled automatically and dubbed directly from DVR HDD to a local or networked PC with minimal unrelated access and copying from the rest of the DVR HDD . Limited command line automation and batch file processing are possible.