Copy programs from humax to laptop

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    Hi,

    I have a humax PVR-9300T (with HDMI port) and a couple of laptops with only USB, not HDMI ports.

    I would like to be able to move some programs from the humax to the laptop for viewing on the latter. From what I read I think this is possible. So, given I am correct, how would I do this and what hw/sw would I need to make it happen?
     
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    It's not possible. Computer hdmi ports are outputs only. Only way other than recording the output directly using a DVDR/VCR is to remove the HDD and connect it to a PC running software that understands the file system.
     
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    So even though the PVR has an HDMI output, there is no way to connect this to a laptop USB port and copy over the data?
     
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    Nope, strangely the older model Humax 9200 had a USB port for this very purpose but they decided to remove it on the 9300 :rolleyes:
     
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    Well that blows. Shouldn't it just be a case of getting something like an HDMI to USB connection though? HDMI out to USB in, job done?
     
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    I think you probably need to understand a bit more about HDMI and USB.

    USB is a serial digital connection in and out of a computer. HDMI carries video, anti copy information and monitor capabiliities, not to mention audio and potentially device control.

    To connect one to the other, you need to decode all the information and re-package it in a format the computer understands. THe Black Magic Designs page features a USB 3 interface that does precisely this.
     
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    You can convert the analogue composite video output os s-video output to digital using a usb digitising device.

    Eg

    KWorld USB2800D USB DVD Maker direct recording of DV content to DVD disc from UK | eBay

    Don't expect the perfect results you get from a direct digital copy of the original data.
     
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    The first reply is still the most "practicable" way of doing it.
     
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    Removing the hard disk? Not going down that road, I want a simple wireless or wired solution.

    So if the general requirement is to be able to copy programs from a pvr to a laptop or pc via a wired or wireless connection, what would I need? Different pvr? HDMI equipped computer?
     
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    Different pvr. In the Humax range

    Freeview SD 9200
    Freeview HD HDR FOX T2
    Freesat Foxsat-hdr.
     
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    OK. Thanks to all.
     

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