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i had recently purchased a DVR from our local cable company and on the front of the box there is a USB connection...anyone have any idea what this usb is for?? can i someone get the programs off of the dvr or what?? anyone have a clue??

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Hey, I have been doing this for awhile now...but it's not as easy as you would think.

1st, I believe you must have a firewire port, not a USB port to be able to transfer files efficiently to your PC.

Basically, i record on my DVR (HD programming too), transfer it real time to my PC with a freeware program (see link bleow) via firewire cable and then it records the program onto my PC in .ts file format. Then you have to use another freeware program (see link) to convert that into TS folders and ISO files that your DVD burning program (I use NERO) can understand. Then I burn them onto a DVD to play in any DVD player.

It takes a LONG time. I would recommend getting a video card with TV record capabilities instead. I wish it was more simple. But, you can read all the directions here:


READ this part VERY slowly. lol


Freeware program to change .ts files into TS folders and ISO files:


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