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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2016-01-03, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Copy from Illico 4K Ultra HD to DVD recorder possible?

I am currently using a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD PVR with Videotron (Gatineau, QC). Itís getting old and will need to be replaced pretty soon. Although itís a first generation PVR, I do like (and use) the ďcopy to VCRĒ option available on recorded programs. Iíve replaced the VCR with a DVD recorder and it works very well.
The problem is that more recent PVRs do not have that option anymore. The Videotron rep told me that it is in part because of legal and copyright issues. I personally think that this is nonsense; I should have the right to do whatever I want with whatís recorded on my PVR!
The Videotron rep hinted that it might be possible to record programs on a DVD recorder with the new generation of PVRs, but would not give any details. Iím looking at the Illico 4K Ultra HD (Samsung) since I just bought a 4K TV.
I imagine that I would have to connect the DVD recorder ďin lineĒ between the TV set and the PVR and record live programming, somewhat like we used to do with old VCRs? I wonder if the digital signals are compatible with this kind of connection.
Has anyone tried that setup with the Illico 4K PVR or similar (new) equipment? Iíve been reading various blog entries on your Web site, but, as far as I can tell, folks with problems refer to older equipment.

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Here's the FAQ on how to connect a DVD recorder and STB. Although you can put the DVDr "between" the PVR and the TV, you also obviously need a (parallel) direct connection from the PVR to the TV to get 4K.

FAQ - How to Connect a VCR, or DVD Recorder and STB

This, of course, assumes that the PVR has an output compatible with the DVDr (composite or S-Video, along with analogue audio?). I assume you realize that a DVDr records SD quality and that digital signals from the STB are not recordable. This is something that very few people bother with any more since the quality is SD and since the connections and hassle are rarely worth it. Also check out the following thread on CGMS-a (copy protection).

Prevented From Recording to VCR/DVD From Your Digital STB - Please read first post.

It is possible to record using a Hauppauge HDPVR as discussed in the following FAQ utilizing component video and analogue audio connections (if available on the sending device).

FAQ - Recording HD

Useful Post: HDTV Frequently Asked Questions: Please read this before posting in the forum

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