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Old 11-17-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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HELP, anyone I need a techie even if you have an idea LMK!

Has anyone successfully gotten recorded programs off the cisco u verse boxes onto their computer, I heard it was encrypted or something but I also heard it could be done via rca cables. What I want to do is install a tv tuner card and record it to one of my 3 external hard drives, I mean I have an idea of where to start I think you can use a S video cable......Also does the nvidia gtx 650 support a tv tuner because I already have an external video card other then the one on the mother board? I dont know if it's got s video on it.


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Old 11-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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It's usually protected. You could probably buy a gaming DVR and use that to record. You would basically have to play back what you recorded on your U-Verse DVR and let the gaming DVR record it. Then your PC will be able to access the video on the gaming DVR.

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Old 11-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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I've actually thought about finding out myself. Just have to wait till I cancel my u-verse to open it up and remove the hard drive. I do imagine what mix1983 said is true, but I would like to know for sure.
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I can't offer a possible solution but can offer some information as far as encryption goes. I did some digging around a while ago because I was looking into doing something similar. With enough persistence and pestering Cisco tech support I finally got past the tech support level of "idiots reading back answers from FAQ lists on their computer screen" and to the next tier and a guy that actually knew something. According to him they don't natively build the boxes to be encrypted but features such as that (along with a lot of other things) are added to the middleware that is based on the carrier's specifications. I have a Cisco through Time-Warner and they require it so mine is encrypted. He told me all of the large domestic carriers require it but a lot of international ones in certain regions do not.

Of course there is always a way around something but it just didn't mean enough to me to pursue it any further.....
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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I have solved it, it was an easy fix I got an external tuner called the hauuppauge I ran it from the uverse reciever via RGB and one video RCA and then from the external box to the computer via USB it works awesomely!!! so I can record it on one of my three external drives :)
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