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I know this sounds kind of daft, but today I went and bought a dvd recorder instead of a set of ping moxie's for my daughter. She has filled up all 160gb of my freeview pvr with all kinds of kids TV. The plan is to play the HD recordings and record them (in real time) to the dvd recorder.

Now, everything is connected in a single chain.....aerial (from roof) into the freeview pvr.....scart into the dvd recorder.....scart to the TV. If I play a recorded program on the pvr and can see it "on the tv" with the TV switched to AV1, will the dvd recorder record the signal?

Also, I bought two types of disk -R and +R, both of which are a once-only type of disk. Do I need to format them? what is "finalising" and if I stop the dvd recorder, will the disk then be finished...in which case I need to play a few programs back-to-back or can I pause the record?

I realise this is "way out there" for a golf forum...but I have lots of Masters and Open golf I'd like to record to disk and rub off the HD recorder....I know there are some clever chaps out there. :)
 
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I know this sounds kind of daft, but today I went and bought a dvd recorder instead of a set of ping moxie's for my daughter. She has filled up all 160gb of my freeview pvr with all kinds of kids TV. The plan is to play the HD recordings and record them (in real time) to the dvd recorder.

Now, everything is connected in a single chain.....aerial (from roof) into the freeview pvr.....scart into the dvd recorder.....scart to the TV. If I play a recorded program on the pvr and can see it "on the tv" with the TV switched to AV1, will the dvd recorder record the signal?

Also, I bought two types of disk -R and +R, both of which are a once-only type of disk. Do I need to format them? what is "finalising" and if I stop the dvd recorder, will the disk then be finished...in which case I need to play a few programs back-to-back or can I pause the record?

I realise this is "way out there" for a golf forum...but I have lots of Masters and Open golf I'd like to record to disk and rub off the HD recorder....I know there are some clever chaps out there. <img src="http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/forums/images//graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
You do not need to format the disc, the recorder writes a read in (at the start or the recording) and a lead out (at the end of recording)

You have to finalise the disc when you have all you want on the disc so the disc can be read on any dvd player, if you dont finalise the disc it will only play on the dvd recorder you recorded the disc on.

The real time recording will work but there should be a better way to do it where you can choose what you want to record. this way is better so you can choose at the start what you want one the disc, be sure full programs will fit on the disc and that it finalises the disc.

you will have to read the manual to find out how to do it.

try here for discs http://svp.co.uk/index.php also you will probably find dvd recorders cheaper or better for the same money you spent. Also dvd+r discs tend to play on more dvd players but most now a days play all types of discs and dont bother with re-recordable discs as record once are so cheap.

hope this helped a bit
 
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Wow....geronimo!!!

I'm testing out two programs that are 1 hr 50. I will finalise the disk.....thanks for this.....might it then work on a new laptop on wmp?

I only paused the record between starting a new program, I was worried that it would finalise itself.....but obviously not......will the recorder find the space if I just chuck in a half used but not finalised disk.

You are a star mate......thanks.
 
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Lift off.....2 hours of TV now on dvd disk, finalised...works in the laptop too....success!!!

To think....by recording in real time "down the scart", I could keep the old dvd player and copy anything at all!! Can't see how media rights protection can stop this method.
 
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the main reason not to finalise a disc is if you are recording a series from the tv, one episode a week or so.
this way you get x amount of episodes on one disc rather than one episode to one disc.(think vhs tape just start at the end of last recording)once the disc is full then finalise so you can watch anywhere.

The manual will let you know all the options available to you.
 
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