If you want to keep watching your favorite shows while not taking up too much space on your DVR, you're going to need to learn how to transfer DVR to DVD. Now you can burn all of your favorite programs onto DVDs without having to wait for the overpriced box sets to come out in stores, while being able to conserve space on your DVR. Keep an archive of all your favorite television shows by learning how to transfer DVR to DVD.
To learn how to transfer DVR to DVD, you will need:
- A DVD burner
- A DVR
- A TV
- Spare S-Video and/or RCA cables
- Blank recordable media (Either DVD-R or DVD-RW, depending on your burner's specifications)
- Connect the DVR output to the DVD input, and the DVD output to the TV input. This is where those extra cables come into play. Use the S-Video or RCA cables, depending on the inputs on your devices, to connect the DVR to the DVD burner, then the DVD burner to the TV.
- Change all the input and output signals on the devices to match each other, then test it out. For instance, if you put the DVD output cables into Input 1 on the TV, change the signal to Input 1 on your television set. If you put the DVR output into the DVD Input 2, make sure that the DVD burner is focusing on those signals accordingly. Ideally, if you've done everything correctly, you should be able to see and hear the program you wish to record on your TV. If you can't see or hear anything, be sure to check all your RCA, S-Video, and power connections.
- Insert the recordable media and select the speed with which you want the burner to record. DVD burners all take a different type of recordable media, so be sure to choose the correct one for your's. Moreover, be sure to select your recording speed among SP, LP, or EP. While the latter two choices do allow for more programs per disc, they do so at the risk of quality, so choose the options that matters the most for you: fitting more videos on a DVD, or having less shows per disc, each with a higher picture and sound quality.
- Play the desired program on your DVR and press "Record" on the DVD burner. If you're connections are sound, then this is the easiest part of learning how to transfer DVR to DVD. The transfer process should take about as long as it takes for the program to play—much like recording a show off of the TV with a VCR or a song off of the radio. If you want to add more shows onto your disc, press "pause" on the burner once your first show is done playing and press "record" once again when the next one starts. As soon as you've recorded all of the shows you desire, press "stop" on the DVD burner.
- Finalize the disc. Most DVD burners have a process in which the disc will be readied to be used in any DVD player. Make sure you let this process run in its entirety, otherwise all of your previous efforts will have been for naught.
Learning how to transfer DVR to DVD isn't a particularly difficult task, though the real challenge does lie in making sure that all of your devices are properly connected to each other. In as long as it takes for you to watch a program, you can store your favorite TV shows to watch at your leisure. Compile seasons of your favorite programs without breaking the bank by mastering how to transfer DVR to DVD.