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Tivo/DVR/PVR

Unread postby hallvaulter » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:46 pm

Good evening all,

1.) Do any DVR/PVR devices have HDMI input?

2.) Do I need a subscription, or are the devices standalone?

3.) I didnt think this would that complicated, but it seems that being able to review while recording is a pretty complex task. I looked into a lot of software thinking maybe I could just do this on a computer- didnt find anything simple that accomplished what i needed.

Thoughts?
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Re: Tivo/DVR/PVR

Unread postby KirkB » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:53 am

hallvaulter wrote:1.) Do any DVR/PVR devices have HDMI input?

2.) Do I need a subscription, or are the devices standalone?

Mine doesn't have HDMI input, and it's the top-of-the-line combo "cable box + PVR" from my local cable company. There's no subscription fee for the device itself (I bought it), but since it's a combo box, the device isn't much use to me without the cable feed. i.e. cable TV is the only content source.

But I guess you want your camcorder (with your PV vids) to feed into the PVR via HDMI? Maybe you can explain what you're trying to do in a bit more detail? Why does it have to be HDMI input? :confused:

I think any standalone (non cable-box) PVRs will likely have the exact same issue that I read about in this CNet article (CNet is a better place to ask electronics questions than PVP):
http://www.cnet.com/news/why-dont-video-recorders-have-hdmi-inputs-ask-the-editors/

After reading this answer on CNet, I stopped looking for answers on websites, since the (copyright) issues explained in this CNet post sound insurmountable.

But they do say that they could be wrong, so I wish you luck.

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Re: Tivo/DVR/PVR

Unread postby vaultmd » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:46 am

You can use a Black Magic product. They have some devices with HDMI in; however, you can only record via HDMI if the program in question is unprotected. Also, the resulting recording is in a not consumer friendly format.

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Re: Tivo/DVR/PVR

Unread postby KirkB » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:24 pm

... and this HDMI to HD-SDI (Serial Digital Interface) converter (~$150) is a lower-priced option than Black Magic (~$500).

http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmi-to-hd-sdi-converter.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwrbSoBRDok47Sv6Ci80wSJABFUszTfFd5azZdRwEOqXNHAkMdLEsiMPiBEnvga7kC73OQAhoC6SXw_wcB

I have no experience using this product, I just found this link when searching for Black Magic.

Is this the type of product you're looking for, Hall?

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