external hard drive for a dvr???

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  1. GMITTS

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    a buddy of mine told me this last night but he doesnt know if it can really be done...just wonderin if anyone has tried it and made it work.

    so basically, i have time warner/comcast at home. have a scientific atlantic hd dvr with two usb plugs....he is telling me i can get an external hard drive, plug it in and record...then take it to my computer and burn the dvds...is this true???? anyone try it....thanks guys
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    No. You need to hook your computer up to the dvr and use a recording program to copy from the dvr to an external hard drive.
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    a recording program like??? i am guessing you dont mean windows media
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    No. I use a mac. The program I use is called Virtual VCR. Try searching around here. You should be able to find multiple programs to choose from; many of them free.
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    thanks buddy
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