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#1 09-09-2006 12:28:21 PM

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DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

I have the dct3416 motorolla DVR cable box, and noticed it has 1394 usb and an ethernet jack on the back but can't find a way to access any of it?  Does anyone know if it is possible to move recordings to the network or a 1394/usb burner?

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#2 09-09-2006 2:47:07 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

I assume the 3416 has the same capabilities as the comparable 6412 and 3412, so the 1394 should be active but the usb and ethernet inactive (except for usb power).  Check the Wiki for firewire recording instructions:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_to_use … R/Firewire

(Oh, yes -- to clarify the response, you can't move the files but you can play them back and record the output.)

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#3 09-09-2006 3:01:31 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

Thanks for the quick reply.  What I'd like to do is archive series and Football games to DVD to watch later, this is not going to be HD is this process still going to work?

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#4 09-09-2006 3:34:57 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

It will work for any program you have recorded.  The process can be slow, depending upon your recording process (dumping to a computer and processing the file for recording to DVD can take a lot of time).

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#5 09-09-2006 3:43:17 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

Thanks, I'll have to give it a shot.  Im a huge steelers fan, and would like to save their games to watch again.

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#6 09-09-2006 4:17:47 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

You may have to do some editing to get a football game on DVD.  You could just record to a VCR tape, using s-video.

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#7 09-09-2006 4:20:49 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

Wareagle wrote:

It will work for any program you have recorded.

That's not neccessarily true.  Assuming the 3416 is all digital simulcast like the 3412 (no analog), the program must be broadcast without encryption to dump it  to a computer or other non-5C compliant device.  Here, all the digital simulcasts of the local channels as well as the HD local channels are broadcast "In the Clear."

As far as Digital Simulcasts of other basic cable channels: Some are and some aren't.  I could not, for example, FireWire a program from the digital FX, but I could FireWire a program from the digital Animal Planet.  There seems to be no rhyme or reason to which are in the clear and which are encrypted, except that the number in the clear are decreasing.

All of the "Digital Tier" channels are encrypted here.

None of the non-local HD channels are "In the Clear" (TNTHD, UHD, Discover HD, etc). Obviously, Premiums like HBO and Showtime are encrypted.

You can determine which are clear and which are encrypted by tuning to the channel, going to the diagnostic menu and looking at D06 (current channel status).  Digital CLR are clear.  Digital ENC are encrypted.

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#8 09-09-2006 4:20:52 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

I had heard the audio didn't work so great when going from the a/v outputs

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#9 09-09-2006 5:10:15 PM

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Re: DCT3416 is it possible to use a firewire dvd burner or other device?

Frank wrote:

Wareagle wrote:

It will work for any program you have recorded.

That's not neccessarily true.  Assuming the 3416 is all digital simulcast like the 3412 (no analog), the program must be broadcast without encryption to dump it  to a computer or other non-5C compliant device.  Here, all the digital simulcasts of the local channels as well as the HD local channels are broadcast "In the Clear."

Oops!  Brain fade here.   I forgot about the 5C.  (Don't tell anyone, but none of the channels in Seattle seem to have it set.)

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