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Watch DVR recording on Computer

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Is there a way to watch recordings on my Comcast DVR on a computer?
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Re: Watch DVR recording on Computer


teamflores wrote:
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Is there a way to watch recordings on my Comcast DVR on a computer?

At this time, you are not able to watch recordings from your computer, you can only set and edit upcoming recordings.

 

Our product team is constantly working on improving the site to make the best experience possible. Thanks for your suggestion; we'll consider your idea for a future release.

 

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Joe
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Twitter: @XfinityTVJoe

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Re: Watch DVR recording on Computer

OK, that would be a great feature to add.   :-)

 

Here's  another question, is there a way to export a recording from the Comcast DVR to an extrenal hard-drive?  The exported file would have to be in a readable format so that it could be viewed on a computer.

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"is there a way to export a recording from the Comcast DVR to an extrenal hard-drive?"

 

Nope, there is no way. But even if you might be able to export a DVR recording to another device, it wouldn't be readable because recordings are "married" (encrypted) to the recording device.

 

To get a DVR recording to a computer you would have to play the DVR recording and capture the live playing stream to another device (DVD recorder) and then be able take the captured recording to a computer.

 

You can set up/build a HTPC (Home Theater Computer) with Windows 7, a TV tuner, and Comcast supplied/rented CableCARD. With a HTPC you have the possibility of unlimited recording storage/capacity, if you have the hard drive hardware to support doing so.