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I Have a Nebula DigiTV and a DVICO FusionHDTV.

I currently record shows, SDTV and HDTV to the hard drive, then burn them to DVD media.

Frankly, I think this is waste of time. Is there a better way?

Is there some plug in or some thing that I can use with either card to record straight to DVD-r?

Is there any other PCI card or USB device with software that will allow me to do that?

Any info would be of help.

Thanks

DZ

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You'd lose the ability to "top & tail" the recording to get rid of spurious stuff at the start and finish and to cut out the ads. Well, you wouldn't lose it, but you'd waste a lot of blank DVDs.

There's also the issue that DVD writing is a lot slower than writing to the HDD and that might interfere with the recording. I found I wasn't able to enable hard disk power-down in power saving as the spin-up time was sufficient to disrupt a recording. That was an interesting one because I record to the boot drive which doesn't actually spin down, but DigiTV wanted to spin up all the drives - even though it wasn't using them.

Lastly, unless you're very careful about the length of time you record for you could end up losing some of your recordings when the DVD fills up.

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You'd lose the ability to "top & tail" the recording to get rid of spurious stuff at the start and finish and to cut out the ads. Well, you wouldn't lose it, but you'd waste a lot of blank DVDs.

I actually don't cut anything, at present I record to hard drive, then just burn to the DVD media, mainly for storage I always play them back on my HTPC, as for the ads I don't mind keeping them. I sometimes enjoy looking back at some old tapes and when I see the things that were advertised a few year back and the prices, I find it rather amusing.

I take your other points though :blink:

Still, I am sure a lot of people would like the ability to record straight to DVD (or CD) media?

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DZ

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The only way I know of is to use DVD-RAM since it basically functions the same as a HardDisk.

Since most DVD-R and DVD+R drives dont support DVD-RAM, you may need to buy a new burner capable of DVD-RAM, but even so, DVD-RAM is very slow and may not work fast enough with real-time streaming of MPEG2.

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Since most DVD-R and DVD+R drives dont support DVD-RAM, you may need to buy a new burner capable of DVD-RAM, but even so, DVD-RAM is very slow and may not work fast enough with real-time streaming of MPEG2.

I would think that the speeed issue could be easily overcome, by buffering onto the HDD or something like that??

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Is there some plug in or some thing that I can use with either card to record straight to DVD-r?

Is there any other PCI card or USB device with software that will allow me to do that?

Hi,

I know of at least two companies that are working on this.

I am not sure how long before they release something, however.

Cheers

Renura

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