How to Transfer DVR to DVD: A Step-by-Step Guide

Have you ever recorded something on your DVR that you want to keep forever? Maybe it’s a TV show or movie that you can’t find anywhere else. Well, the good news is that you can transfer your DVR recording to a DVD and have it forever. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do just that.

First things first, you’ll need a DVD burner. If you have a DVR or TiVo brand with a DVD burner built-in, then you’re good to go. But if you don’t, you’ll need to hook up your DVR to a DVD burner. Here’s how to do it.

Your DVR should have a video out that you can use to transfer the recording. You’ll need to decide what input your DVD burner accepts. Most DVD burners only accept component input, so you’ll need to use component cables to connect your DVR to the DVD burner. You’ll also need RCA cables for the audio.

Connect the white and red RCA cables to the left and right audio inputs on both the DVR and the DVD burner. Then, connect the yellow RCA cable to the video input on both devices.

Once you’ve got everything connected, insert a blank DVD into your DVD burner. Then, follow these dubbing procedures:

– If your DVR has a countdown feature for dubs, use it. If not, set your DVD recorder to pause and back up your DVR recording about five seconds. Then, press play on your DVR and unpause your DVD recorder when the countdown reaches one.

– If you’re trying to eliminate commercials, you can follow the same procedure. Just pause your DVR recording when a commercial break starts and unpause it when the show comes back on. Then, use the same countdown procedure to transfer the recording to your DVD.

And that’s it! With these simple steps, you can transfer any DVR recording to a DVD and keep it forever. Good luck with your transfer!


Can you transfer from DVR to DVD?
Record a TV show on your DVR that you want to save to DVD. Turn on the DVR, DVD Recorder and the TV that the DVD Recorder is connected to. We have a Samsung DVD Recorder (no hard drive) hooked up to the TV via an RCA Audio/Video cable from the rear outputs on the DVD Recorder to the rear RCA inputs on my TV.
How do I get recordings off my DVR?
Step 1: Log into the local GUI of your device.Step 2: Click Playback.Step 3: Insert a flash drive into a USB port on your device.Step 4: Click on the File List icon.Step 5: Select which recording you would like to export from the file list and click the Save icon.More items...•