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VanDivX

join:2003-07-22
Toronto, ON

Format of recorded programs and how to get them off disk?

I took 500 gig disk from two year old rogers box and put in inside a USB enclosure but my PC doesn't see the disk and win7 disk manager want's to initialize the volume as it doesn't see any partition on the disk.

Is there a way to get recorded programs off the disk? What format do the recordings have anyway? Is it some streaming format like .ts ?

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
No there is no way to get the recordings off the PVR like this. The content is in encrypted in a way that only the original PVR can decrypt it.

VanDivX

join:2003-07-22
Toronto, ON
OK, thanks. Its just when I asked at Rogers outlet, it was intimated to me that there is a way but the rep declined to go into details. I assumed I would just come to Rogers forum and find the how to info here in a jiffy...

hosedagain3

join:2008-02-18
Sharon, ON

VanDivX

join:2003-07-22
Toronto, ON
Thanks, I just found that and was reading up on the subject there.

I don't have a VCR (middle ages anyone?) and last time I had some standalone dvdr is also years past. I will explore the possibility of hooking rogers box to PC HDMI input. But that HDMI input on videocard is maybe not meant for recording from it on PC...
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GM85
Click, Click

join:2002-07-02
London, ON
reply to VanDivX

Re: Format of recorded programs and how to get them off disk?

If you want to record via HDMI, your best bet is to purchase a Hauppauge WinTV HDPVR2 and one of these: »www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F9···F8&psc=1 (to bypass HDCP). The HDPVR2 also supports recording via Component