Originally Posted by six_storm
Has anyone figured out how to record SD and HD channels from a DirecTV HD Box? I'd love to record using my TV tuner but I doubt there's a way . . .
Did this over a year ago first you have to remove DRM on Windows Vista there a special software that does this for x64 and x86, then reset mediacenter, then install 2008 tvpack and playready software, then make sure you have ethernet port hook to your router, on newer boxes, no hacks needed on newer boxes.
On older DirecTV has the USB ports on their DVR's inactive. With the DirecTV Tivo's there is software that can activate the USB ports. The USB ports are for connecting a USB to Ethernet Adapter which allows for connecting the Tivo to your homes wired/wireless network for transfering the shows/movies over the homes network to a networked PC to edit and burn to DVD the movies/shows. DirecTV DVR's are not so lucky at this time. When DirecTV came out with the Tivo DVR they had the USB ports not active also and said it was for future use.
You still have to removed DRM on vista or video freezes every 5 mins.