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How to capture high-def content from a cable box to a PC? [closed]

How to capture high-def content from a cable box to a PC? [closed]

We have about 60 episodes of "The Little Einsteins" saved on our cable DVR, a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD. My daughter loves the show and I am terrified that some freak accident will wipe out our hard-earned collection. So I would like to digitize the copies to a PC for backup. It would also be nice to throw them on a video iPod for trips.

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"Attach a video capture card to your computer. Hauppauge makes a wide range of products to do this. You can then connect your DVR to the capture card and record/encode anything on your DVR.

The only drawback is your DVR. DVRs do not support HDCP out. This is designed so that pirates cant make high quality copies from digital sources easily. So the output will be less than 1080p. Im not sure what the output will be, but it should still be more than acceptable."