DVR to Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PCaff, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. PCaff macrumors newbie

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    Ok is there anyway to get my recorded things from my DVR to my Macbook because i am not home that much and would like to watch them on my macbook cause they have better screens. :) macs are the best. And what kind of cable would i need to do that.
     
  2. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on what make and model your DVR is. Personally, I use a USB cable and MPEG Streamclip to copy recordings from my Topfield DVR to my MacBook Pro.
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if you can do a direct download. you will probably have to get a video capture device and do a real-time transfer using the RCA output of the DVR.

    Or you can get a Slingbox that hooks up from your DVR and transmits through the internet and you can watch your home tv from your computer.
     
  4. 87vert macrumors 6502

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    if you have directv they just released an app called Directv2pc but Im not sure if they have a mac version or if it could be emulated some how.
     

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