I was wondering if there was a way to take recorded video
from my Direct TV DVR (TiVo) HR10-250 to My PC (Xp 64).
Aside from removing the DVR's hard drive, the only other way I was told (By the guy who installed the satelite) is that you can use a USB (A-A) cord from the back of the DVR to a port on your computer. [The following is a "long" story on how the DVR dosent work through the USB or I dont know how to do it.] I tried this and the DVR would not register as an external device. I tried all 8 USB ports, still nothing (they are working b/c thats what my mouse/keyboard are in). So, either the guy was lieing to me or my computer was craping out. I built my computer 4 months ago so i had hoped it wasnt the latter, and it is easily asumed that the guy probably was lieing. It has been about a month now and I had stopped trying, untill recently. My friend brought over his jump drive (USB) so I could get something off of it. I plugged it in and it wouldent read. No new external devises. Huh, odly familiar. So I reopend "My Computer" Hopeing that this was just a matter of refreshing, but to no evail. I decided, after many a times trying to get the thing to read, to click where the device should be, and, it worked. Now I tryed this same coincidental process on the HD DVR and of course it didnt work. Now my only reason not to doubt the DirectTV guy is that I orderd my USB cable from mono-price.com for $1.50, because it wasnt worth spending upwords of $40 on a "Geek Squad" one (Best Buy). [End of Rant/story]So perhaps my cable is realy chincy and wont work for that reason, or this guy was lieing to me and i now need to fork over $150-210 for a DVD recorder. Any kind of replys/help is much apreciated.