I have the same Dish HD DVR and it is great. But at the same time really want to transfer some of the movies and stuff ive recorded over to DVD. You guys have inspired me..going to get it hooked up tomorrow.You might call your sat provider and ask them about a free upgrade to a DVR. I have Dish and recently upgraded to HD with a 200 hour DVR dual tuner.
I bought a cheap DVD recorder and am happy with it. I wish I would have done some more research on compatibility with my other dvd player though. My nice 5 disc DVD player that I payed a decent amount for will not play the - DVD, and of course as luck would have it the recorder will only record the - type and not the + type. Its not a problem with the recorder just sometimes a hassle to have to watch it on the same TV as the recorder is hooked up to.
Hey Pete - first let me correct myself the "component" I mentioned is also only output from the dvd box. :clonk:Run component (RGB) or S-video from your satellite box to the DVD player and verify you can watch TV through the DVD box.
Yes I tried it with a finalized disc. My 5 disc changer just only supports one type and not the other. I bought my changer about 7 years ago before recorders were mainstream so it does not suprise me that the technologies would have changed.Did you 'Finalize' the DVD after you burned it? If you dont run through the finalize step that basically locks the DVD when your done recording and editing it wont play in any other machine.Finalize it and it should play on most machines.