Transfer Recordings To Laptop

  Sibbo 10:05 04 Feb 10
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Is it possible to transfer recorded TV programmes from a DVD Recorder to a Laptop via a HDMI cable. I was just wondering as my set top DVD Recorder has decided to no longer pick up any digital stations (a common fault apparently), and I was going to try and fix it myself using a guide from another forum. Thanks

  john bunyan 10:12 04 Feb 10

I think I have read somewhere that if your DVD recorder and PC have DVD RAM facility, this is easier.

  john bunyan 10:17 04 Feb 10

Sorry - just re - read your thread. Do you mean the set top Digibox is not working, or do you use a DVD recorder as a digital tuner?

  Sibbo 10:29 04 Feb 10

I want to take the content off of the Panasonic DMR EX75 DVD Recorder, and store it on my laptop while I fiddle about inside the recorder (e.g. soldering), just in case it goes wrong and the recorder ends up in the bin.

  David4637 10:40 04 Feb 10

You could take the best content and copy it to DVD or VHS tape if you have that option which I have on my Tosh DVD Recorder. A much better option than filling up your PC. David

  john bunyan 16:40 04 Feb 10

I have one of these DVD recorders and agree with
David4637's suggestion.It has DVD burning facility. Have you checked with Panasonic Tech advice or tried it at another location with a different aerial connection? In view of your courage in taking a soldering iron to it I guess you are an expert so probably have done all such tests.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:36 04 Feb 10

Remove the HDD connect into a caddy or direct to your PC, depending on the file format which converter or player you will need.

Something like VLC player click here will play most things.

I did this with a failed TEvion HDD recorder and saved all the files(TV recordings) from the drive to my PC.

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