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Best and Easiest way to transfer DVR to blu ray or hard drive

What is the best way to transfer stuff off of my dvr to another storage place like a blu ray or another hard drive?
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Which DVR do you have? They're all different. The best ones will let you transfer recordings to your PC over your home network. Cable DVRs often don't let you do that, so you'd have to connect the DVR to a capture card with component cables to capture every recording in realtime one by one.
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Which DVR do you have? They're all different. The best ones will let you transfer recordings to your PC over your home network. Cable DVRs often don't let you do that, so you'd have to connect the DVR to a capture card with component cables to capture every recording in realtime one by one.
I have a directv and a also a verizon fios
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I have a directv and a also a verizon fios
For the Verizon FIOS, buy a TiVo and get a FIOS cable card. FIOS does not protect the non-premium channels so you can do a network transfer of the recording from the TiVo using kmttg which strips off the .tivo wrapper and leaves a plain vanilla .mpg file that can be played on just about anything. You can then edit out commercials and store on a HDD and/or burn to a BD-R.

For DirecTV you'll have to buy a PC capture device. Their DVR is locked down.

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Or you can get a network based cable card tuner such as the Silicon Dust HD Homerun Prime and you don't even have to "transfer" those recordings, they are already on the PC.

Referring to your FiOS content, obviously, not DirecTV.
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Thanks, I hate that there isn't a simple technology like the videotape to preserve recorded tv
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Thanks, I hate that there isn't a simple technology like the videotape to preserve recorded tv
I've seen plenty of VCRs at the goodwill.

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