DVR Help!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ghall, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I'm trying to get a few episodes of Star Trek my grandma recorded for me on her DVR, and I can't seem to figure out how to get them onto my laptop. I connected the DVR to my Mac via FireWire, and it is recognizing it, though it will not mount onto the desktop nor will Disk Utility awknowlege it's existance.
    BTW, it's a Motorola brand Dual Tuner DVR, whatever that means.

    Also, will I need any special software to convert the video for iPod?
     
  2. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it's even possible to connect the dvr as a harddrive to your mac? My Pioneer DVR also has a FW port, but this is used only for video cameras (so you can copy home video to the disk). I'm guessing you'll have to burn the recordings to dvd or something (if that's possible). You should read the machine's manual!
     
  3. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    Motorola DVR's can be hooked up via Firewire. You can record live footage onto your Mac but I do not believe there is a way to pull content already recorded onto the drive.

    I did a lot digging around on this topic and there are some odd ways to trick it into doing it but for the most part I deemed it not possible.

    jon
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    So, how do you trick it?
     
  5. iJon macrumors 604

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  6. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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