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Watch DVR on Computer

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Watch DVR on Computer

Hello, Is it possible to watch a DVR recording on your computer?

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Re: Watch DVR on Computer

Solution 1:

There is a product on the market called "SlingBox" sold by Sling Media Inc. You can control a DVR device or satellite receiver using their SlingBox appliance over the Internet from anywhere in the world if you have a fast enough Internet connection.  It captures the audio and video output from the DVR or satellite receiver and transmits it as a streamed video over the Internet to your PC.  Another cable mimics the remote control signals of the DVR remote so your PC can control your DVR from your computer instead of the home DVR remote.


Caution:  If you are on the road while someone else is at home, only one person can control the DVR at the same time.  If she is watching the Family Channel and you want to watch NCIS, that will not work.


Solution 2:

Get a splitter and hook the signal to both the DVR input and a Hauppauge TV tuner card of a non-portable PC loaded with a Microsoft operating system (e.g.: Version 7 home premium or professional) that contains the Media Center feature.  Share the "Recorded TV" folder so other PCs can access it within your home.  Double-click on the file to play the recording on your notebook.  You also could add the network folder to the Media Center list of folders within the TV library.


Caution:  Your notebook must have the resolution of your screen to view recorded TV with high definition.  Also, the PC with the tuner card must not be allowed to go to sleep mode.  It does not know about remote traffic.  It only knows mouse motion, button clicks and keyboard activity.


Solution 3:

Get other rooms connected with cable.  Get an accessory that connects cable input to the mini-port on your notebook. Once you can connect to the cable jack in the wall, your notebook can work as a Media Center.


Solution 4:

Get an auxiliary set-top box from your cable provider along with a monitor and forget about using your PC.

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Re: Watch DVR on Computer

the quick answer is no, unlesss you want to spend some money.

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Re: Watch DVR on Computer

You can watch recordings on your computer from a Tivo DVR easily, but not with a comcast DVR.

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