I have a DVDR3570H from Philips and have recorded numerous video files from my camcorder onto the internal HDD. An almost unbelievable flaw in the unit is that you cannot copy these video files onto a USB, only burn them on a DVD.
Has anyone attempted to open the Philips unit, extracted the HDD and connected it onto a computer? My hope is that the HDD will contain a bunch om .avi or .mpeg files that I can basically transer and start editing on the computer, but am not sure this is the case.
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I feel for the op, he archived his videos to the wrong place
But I wonder is it just me
It seems there has been a rash DVR questions lately
About copying saving recorded files
... but it would certainly be convenient to have the ability to dub recordings from sources that are not copy-once protected to a USB stick as well as to a DVD.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 26th Jan 2016 at 12:47.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 26th Jan 2016 at 16:10.
Right, but it doesn't allow recording of copy-protected content via those. By "only" I meant specifically in regards to its tuning capabilities.
The manual also says this:
Some recordings listed on the HDD menu cannot be played or copied to disc.
Some TV broadcasts or videos from external device that are recorded to this recorder may contain copy protection signals. Such material cannot be played back from the HDD or copied to a recordable DVD.
The copy-protected recordings are marked with the icon C in the HDD menu. They are either fully protected (copy never) or partially protected (copy once). For copy once recording, playback is possible but once copied to a recordable DVD, the recording will be removed from the HDD.
You win. I'd done CTRL+F for "protected" and didn't bother continuing after I got to page 42: "Copy-protected material cannot be recorded on this recorder." Liars.
For Copy Once content, your quoted section makes sense, but... They let you record Copy Never content to the HDD and then deny you the ability to play it back or copy it to DVD? What's the point of that?
You are right, recording "copy never" content at all doesn't make sense. I guess if the flag is detected in the middle of a recording, it could happen, but you'd think the DVD recorder would just stop recording at that point.