Pioneer 220 connected to PC

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  1. loxley80

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    Hi all

    I've recently bought a Pioneer 220 (and been extremely pleased with it!!) and now want to connect it to my computer so i can use it to record onto DVD (my PC doesn't have a DVD writer).

    If there are any 220 owners out there i would like to find out whether this is possible and what lead/software i need to get to acheive this.

    My PC has USB and firewire sockets.

    Hope someone can help me!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. PhilipL

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    Hi

    You can not connect the Pioneer 220 to a computer, it has no Firewire connection for a digital output or input (the 320 model does but even then you need Firewire and not USB). Even if you could connect it is doesn't become a DVD Writer.

    If you need a DVD Writer your only option is to purchase one as you can't use a DVD Recorder as a DVD Writer in your computer.

    Regards

    Philip
     
  3. mattross

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    U could always the use Svideo in/out and audio in/out connections on your 220 to connect to a PC. My graphics card has a TV out Svideo I could use to record to DVD, and I have just bought a Pinnacle Freeview/analog TV tuner that has Svideo in if I wanted to record DVDs on the PC.
     
  4. clawson

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    As you can buy a DVD-ROM drive for about £15 (or a DVD writer for £30+) - which is probably no more than the cost of a decent interconnect cable - is it not 100% easier just to fit a DVD drive to the PC??

    (go to www.ebuyer.com for the best prices on DVD drives)

    Cliff
     
  5. mattross

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    Yes I would agree. U can get a Pinnacle TV PCI card with Freeview/analog tuner built-in for about £50 [oem version]. I just bought one, haven't tried it yet though.
     

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