How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask The A+ PCTech Your Own Question

The A+ PCTech
The A+ PCTech, PC Specialist
Category: Computer
Satisfied Customers: 443
Experience:  CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician
63330529
Type Your Computer Question Here...
The A+ PCTech is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do i transfer or record movies from my Motorola 7232 DVR

Resolved Question:

How do i transfer or record movies from my Motorola 7232 DVR to a DVD recorder or PC? Is there a way to do this or are the outputs disabled from the cable service provider?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  The A+ PCTech replied 2 years ago.

The A+ PCTech :

Hi, I'm Ron. Thank you for asking a question. Is the connection from the DVR to the T.V. a HDMI cable or red, white, and yellow RCA cables?

The A+ PCTech :

Usually the RCA cables have signal scramble that the t.v. will not have a problem with, but the DVD recorders and VCR's could not record. The HDMI has a similar protection that seems to be ignored when using video capture technologies. They sell external hard drive devices that can capture video and even convert to HD. I mention this because there are video capture cards that you can install in a desktop that work the same way. You would have to research the capture card closely to be sure it can do this. Some use the computers technologies to do most of the work and store the copied file. Others depend on their own technology and then use the computer for the data storage.

The A+ PCTech :

Even if the video capture card can not do it, but it will allow you to view the signal on your computer just like the t.v., then you can use video capture software to copy it while it is playing on your computer.

The A+ PCTech :

Sounds like a lot of work, so I bought an external device for about $ 120.00 that does the job in one shot. Works for DVD players if you want to copy a protected DVD while a DVD recorder can not.

The A+ PCTech :

It copies the coded signal just as if it were a t.v. or monitor.

The A+ PCTech :

Then you can copy the file on the gadget and burn it to a DVD all over again without the protection. It is legal as long as you are copying something you paid for like a DVD or a purchased cable/satellite signal on the DVR.

The A+ PCTech :

And do not sell to someone else. It is simply your protection of the purchased video.

Expert:  The A+ PCTech replied 2 years ago.
Our chat has ended, but you can still continue to ask me questions here until you are satisfied with your answer. Come back to this page to view our conversation and any other new information.

What happens now?

I think we are still having chat problems. You can reply to me using the box below.
Expert:  The A+ PCTech replied 2 years ago.
Can you see above when you come to this page my answer? If not I will copy it into one of these again or repeat all of it. And there is a lot.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK. Let's say i record a movie into the DVR that was aired today. The next day i decide to transfer that said movie to a pc or dvd recorder. Whats the best option?
Expert:  The A+ PCTech replied 2 years ago.
The DVD recorder will not record the signal. The PC can, using a video capture card and software that copy it directly in the form of a file that can be played on computers or burned to a DVD.

Unless the DVR has an option to send to a VCR or DVD recorder. Some do.
Expert:  The A+ PCTech replied 2 years ago.
Direct t.v. has or had the output for a DVD recorder or VCR, but they are only an analog signal using the RCA cables instead of the HDMI that is digital. To record that signal, you need the PC capture hardware and software.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. this is FIOS from verizon hd dvr. the outputs are firewire, hdmi, s-video, USB, and component. I heard they disable some outputs but i am not certain which one. I am contemplating buying a dvd recorder. Or i may just get the pc hardware and software. Right now, the only software i have on my pc is the ULEAD DVD Movie Factory 6
Expert:  The A+ PCTech replied 2 years ago.
The problem is with the signal encryption. Have you ever tried to record a signal from a DVD player with a VCR? You get sound and a badly distorted picture. This is the same effect with a DVR to a DVD recorder. Unless the DVR has an option to transfer the recorded programs to another source like the DVD recorder, it will not work. The DVR uses a different type of format and encoding to protect from doing just that, making copies. In fact, if you remove the hard drive from the DVR, your computer can not read it.

The PC is not effected when recording that signal using the hardware and it's accompanying software to do the job.
The A+ PCTech, PC Specialist
Category: Computer
Satisfied Customers: 443
Experience: CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician
The A+ PCTech and 14 other Computer Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed. One Happy Customer New York
< Last | Next >
  • My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed. One Happy Customer New York
  • I am very happy with my very fast response. Eric is very knowledgeable in the subject area. Thank you! RP Austin, TX
  • Hi John, Thank you for your expertise and, more important, for your kindness because they make me, almost, look forward to my next computer problem. After the next problem comes, I'll be delighted to correspond again with you. I'm told that I excel at programing. But system administration has never been one of my talents. So it's great to have an expert to rely on when the computer decides to stump me. God bless, Bill Bill M. Schenectady, New York
  • The Expert answered my Mac question and was patient. He answered in a thorough and timely manner, keeping the response on a level that could understand. Thank you! Frank Canada
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Andy

    Computer Consultant

    Satisfied Customers:

    5311
    11yr exp, Comp Engg, Internet expert, Web developer, SEO
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EN/Engineer1010/2012-6-9_132423_jaj12a.64x64.jpg Andy's Avatar

    Andy

    Computer Consultant

    Satisfied Customers:

    5311
    11yr exp, Comp Engg, Internet expert, Web developer, SEO
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/barrenrock/2011-10-19_215925_JamesJAFinal.64x64.jpg James's Avatar

    James

    Sr. Computer Support Expert

    Satisfied Customers:

    8376
    20 years of experience building, fixing and servicing PCs and operating systems.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/zeyank/2009-09-26_154244_P8110079.png Ryan H.'s Avatar

    Ryan H.

    Computer Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1741
    A+ Certified Technician - 10 Years experience working with all types of computer systems.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/jadedangel57/2011-11-8_193134_janenewsm.64x64.jpg Jane Lefler's Avatar

    Jane Lefler

    Sr Prog Analyst / Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Computer Programmer / Technician/ Consultant 16+ years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/robmpreston/2013-9-23_233814_mijiFZm.64x64.jpg RPI Solutions's Avatar

    RPI Solutions

    Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3476
    5+ Years in IT, BS in Computer Science
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/barunrath/2012-7-5_201954_Profilepic2.64x64.jpg B. Rath's Avatar

    B. Rath

    Computer Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    8671
    Certified Computer/Networking Support Specialist.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FS/fszcze/2012-6-18_181848_500test.64x64.jpg Frederick S.'s Avatar

    Frederick S.

    Computer Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    7240
    Computer technician and founder of a home PC repair company.