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Post by x9200 » Tue, 09 Sep 2014 6:54 pm

Is there a device that can provide a functionality of the old fashion VCR but can do it in and for HD sources?

I have a starhub DVR set top box. It can record cable in HD but there is no way I can take this recordings as a file and transfer it to some other media. What I would like to have is a HD recorder that can at least record from an external digital HD input (HDMI) and allows later a transfer to some external media (SD, hdd).

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 09 Sep 2014 7:38 pm

DRM rules prevent that from happening. What you have just specified would circumvent copy protection on streamed movies.

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 09 Sep 2014 8:38 pm

This is in fact what I suspected. On the other hand, only a few years ago at the dawn of BD, copying and ripping it was almost unthinkable, yet today plenty of efficient tools are openly available just for a couple of bucks.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 09 Sep 2014 9:01 pm

I've been looking for something to get my Apple DRM protected music and movies off iTunes once and for all.

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Post by taxico » Wed, 10 Sep 2014 3:02 pm

x9200 wrote:Is there a device that can provide a functionality of the old fashion VCR but can do it in and for HD sources?
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 10 Sep 2014 4:42 pm

Thanks Taxico. So we have HK and NZ and the price is ~SGD550.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 10 Sep 2014 4:49 pm

There seem to be more of it but it is difficult to filter them out.
http://www.hauppauge.com.sg/site/produc ... dpvr2.html

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Post by Pal » Wed, 10 Sep 2014 5:37 pm

They have the MAGIC TV™ MTV8000D now.

I wonder if the iEPG is usable for Starhub. Where you connect it online and it gets the program guide from Starhub.

Interesting.
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Post by x9200 » Thu, 11 Sep 2014 8:57 am

Does the MagicTV thing works with source like Starhub STBs?
I wonder how is it on more practical ground basically meaning how widely the HDCP is implemented. Hard to believe the MagicTV circumvents HDCP?

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Post by taxico » Thu, 11 Sep 2014 1:25 pm

x9200 wrote:Does the MagicTV thing works with source like Starhub STBs?
I wonder how is it on more practical ground basically meaning how widely the HDCP is implemented. Hard to believe the MagicTV circumvents HDCP?
i've seen the box i pasted above record starhub HD feeds (specifically fox movie play from a previous to current gen hubstation HD) with no problems.

no tv guide though...
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Post by Pal » Thu, 11 Sep 2014 2:35 pm

taxico wrote:
x9200 wrote:Does the MagicTV thing works with source like Starhub STBs?
I wonder how is it on more practical ground basically meaning how widely the HDCP is implemented. Hard to believe the MagicTV circumvents HDCP?
i've seen the box i pasted above record starhub HD feeds (specifically fox movie play from a previous to current gen hubstation HD) with no problems.

no tv guide though...
With no tv guide means one has to manually record and stop each show?
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