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#49538 - 07/21/18 08:35 AM copying tv program to a USB thumb drive
jaybass Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.12.6

My TV will accept a USB drive. Is there a way of copying a program that is playing?

I also have a DVD player hooked up to the TV which also takes USB drives. Is there a

way of copying an ongoing program with that player? I want to copy tomorrow's British open so if anyone has the answer, please respond today. Thank you.

jaybass

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#49539 - 07/21/18 09:00 AM Re: copying tv program to a USB thumb drive [Re: jaybass]
Urquhart Offline


Registered: 08/10/17
Loc: Netherlands
USB ports on TV and DVD player are for input, not output.

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#49540 - 07/21/18 11:23 AM Re: copying tv program to a USB thumb drive [Re: Urquhart]
jaybass Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
You are so right. My son has just informed me of the PVR option I have on my remote.
Obviously something I've never used. He has set it up for tomorrow's game.

jaybass

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#49546 - 07/22/18 01:27 AM Re: copying tv program to a USB thumb drive [Re: jaybass]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: jaybass
You are so right. My son has just informed me of the PVR option I have on my remote. Obviously something I've never used.

A PVR option can be operated via a remote but it means that your TV set-up has a built-in or add-on PVR. What might it be?
If you're in Hogtown, how are you getting your TV signals? Via cable or satellite? Or OTA (over the air)? A lotta folk in the GTA have forsaken the former in favor of OTA because you have access to a wide range of channels including those from across the lake, not to mention that it's cost-free.

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#49558 - 07/23/18 08:09 AM Re: copying tv program to a USB thumb drive [Re: jaybass]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: jaybass
You are so right. My son has just informed me of the PVR option I have on my remote.
Obviously something I've never used. He has set it up for tomorrow's game.

jaybass


I have to ask, is "PVR" the Canadian term for "DVR" (digital video recorder)?
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#49561 - 07/23/18 10:01 AM Re: copying tv program to a USB thumb drive [Re: Ira L]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: Ira L
... is "PVR" the Canadian term for "DVR" (digital video recorder)?

PVR = personal video recorder, and the terms are interchangeable north of the 49th.

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#49563 - 07/23/18 12:59 PM Re: copying tv program to a USB thumb drive [Re: Urquhart]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Urquhart
USB ports on TV and DVD player are for input, not output.


And I have found that both blurry and tv USB ports are sometimes used for firmware updates.
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#49612 - 07/31/18 09:22 AM Re: copying tv program to a USB thumb drive [Re: grelber]
jaybass Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Sorry for the late response. I am on bell's cable and I do get quite alot of channels but alas they are not free. Yes, the pvr is built in and it's free providing you copy something that is actually being played.

jaybass

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