Tv to Laptop

Sanddoc

macrumors newbie
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Mar 12, 2019
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Hello
Is it possible to copy the picture we see on the Tv
to out Macbook pro laptop?

I have a 3 yo Sony it had usb, HDMI, composit video out (I think)

or is it possible to copy from the DirectTV recorder to my Laptop?
Best
 

ColdCase

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Feb 10, 2008
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You need a composite video capture device. Most of these take composit and convert to USB, they are relatively inexpensive. TVs have several inputs but don't typically have video out.

If you want to copy HD video, unless its over the air broadcast, they are usually copy protected. In addition to a HDMI capture device you need some way to make the source (DIRECTV) happy that there is a monitor attached and validating the signal. There are ways, but it gets complicated.
 

Sanddoc

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 12, 2019
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thanks for your reply
I'll find a "set" on Ebay just a better way of doing it...