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Sunday, March 19th, 2023 1:01 AM

Using a DVD recorder with Direct TV stream service

I would like to record musical performances to DVD for future playing. How can I do this? In the past the cable box went into the DVD recorder and out to the TV. Streaming device does not appear to work like that. What are my options?

ACE - New Member

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1 year ago

What streaming device are you using? Typically, it is very cumbersome to attach a DVD recorder to a streaming device as you need an HDMI capture card, access to a computer, etc.

Musical performances are often archived on YouTube and other sources anyway. 

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1 year ago

Thanks for the reply...I am using an AT&T TV [Quad Core, 1.6GHz 16GB] Android Streaming Media Player - C71KW-400. I just want to record some shows for a parent who is not not interested in learning computers and you tube. I was able to do it with xfinity cable but I switched to AT&T streaming and found it to be a problem.

ACE - Sage

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1 year ago

As mentioned, it's difficult. Older DirecTV Satellite boxes had composite video and analog audio outputs (yellow, red/white RCA connections) that could be easily connected to a VCR or DVD Recorder. Now they just have HDMI Outputs. But no consumer DVD Recorders have HDMI INPUTs. You would need a converter to connect the C71K HDMI OUT to your DVD Recorder or PC video inputs. 


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