I am currently using a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD PVR with Videotron (Gatineau, QC). It’s getting old and will need to be replaced pretty soon. Although it’s a first generation PVR, I do like (and use) the “copy to VCR” option available on recorded programs. I’ve 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 what’s 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. I’m 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 “in line” 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? I’ve been reading various blog entries on your Web site, but, as far as I can tell, folks with problems refer to older equipment.