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I am looking for some guidance and expertise.


I want to record sports events on DirecTV and then ultimately have them in MPEG format so that I can edit them as I see fit. It seems there is no means of getting such a recording onto a PC for editing in the digital domain from start to finish. This is because I can find no DirecTV DVR with supported networking that allows programs to be moved off the hard drive or written directly to a recorder.


Therefore, I will have to have some DirecTV receiver/DVR and then record the output through an analogue connection to a DVD Recorder. I could then take the DVD and rip to disk to edit.


I am wondering what the recording bit rate (quality) should be set to on the DVD Recorder. I love fast paced sports and I have never seen any artifacts or problems on the R10 DirecTV DVR I have. I wonder what bit rate it records at because surely it does not make sense to record on the the DVDR at a higher rate than the native rate of the Standard Definition R10.


Can anyone help me out here?


Finally, as a parting thought, would I be better off just feeding my DirecTV receiver output into a Series 2 DVR Tivo box so that I can then use the TIVO2GO networking feature and directly port the recorded program to my PC. I understand that a plug in is available to view TIVO recorded programs in Sonic's MYDVD software. This software can then convert them to MPEG 2 files for viewing and editing.


Any thoughts and help would be appreciated. I might consider posting this in multiple forums to catch anyone who has knowledge over a number of these areas.


Many thanks all,


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MPEG is a terrible format to use for editing. Great distribution format though.
 
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