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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by jph21, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. jph21

    jph21 Member

    Jan 19, 2005
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    I have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 cable/dvr box I wish to connect my laptop, and record the programs that are saved to an external dvd-rw. The cable box has usb capabilities. Is this possible?
  2. billwebso

    billwebso Guest

    I am fairly confident that you cannot use the usb port on your DVR to transfer your recordings to a
    PC or laptop. What you will need is an audio/video capture device since I am assuming your laptop doesn't have a video card with A/V inputs. I use the Pinnacle Movie Box. These aren't too cheap, but I have transferred from multiple sources with a/v and/or S-video output with no problems. Run a Google search for "av usb captue". You will find a wide range of options.

    Be sure to review the minimum system requirements as this process essentially will not let you do anything else while capturing your video.
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