Save programmes from hard drive via HDMI? REALLY???

Stevef_fr8ysStevef_fr8ys Member, Super User Posts: 334 ✭✭
From Web User.
Doubt it but anyone going to try?


  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,925 ✭✭✭
    edited 12 November 2020, 7:36PM
    Stevef_fr8ys Its a hack and the people that have done the above (via various different devices) have also stated its a pain in the a*se. Me? I just buy the second hand blu rays. Far easier and also cheap as chips.   :D
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • John LJohn L Member, Super User Posts: 661 ✭✭
    Just one thought. If you use the Clone function of hard drive utility software, this usually does a mirror image of everything. Haven't tried it on pvr, but have done this on pc with Windows. I swapped original drive over with cloned drive and it worked ok. But would this work if original drive was faulty? Maybe it would if all the data could be saved to clone drive and new hard drive worked ok as replacement. John L
    Can't wait for the day when Youview get rid of the dreaded darkened banner when using fast forward/rewind recordings. 
  • joneshjonesh Member, Super User Posts: 1,504 ✭✭✭
    edited 12 November 2020, 10:54PM
    Those things capture video in real time and it is re-coded using video software and the PC graphics processor.
    They don't work with HDCP streams.
    Some of them have a second HDMI socket which could be connected to a TV.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,227 ✭✭✭
    Taking as our example the device illustrated in that article:-

    In general, Elgato Game Capture HD60 S can work with a game console with the following characteristics:

    1) Must have HDMI output
    2) When HDMI is used, the signal must be unencrypted (no HDCP protection)
    3) Must output standard TV resolutions, like 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i or 

    2) will rule out capture from YouView boxes.
    ‘Impossible’ problems solved, courtesy of Sherlock Holmes and What’sOn
  • Stevef_fr8ysStevef_fr8ys Member, Super User Posts: 334 ✭✭
    Thanks all for comments.

    I didn't think it possible due to HDCP, so was surprised to see this in print.

    I just wondered if anyone had tried it. Not that I'd be bothered.
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