How can I burn TV shows from my Direct TV DVR to my Sony Vaio laptop? Full details in notes!?

Question by Hooph Arted?: How can I burn TV shows from my Direct TV DVR to my Sony Vaio laptop? Full details in notes!?
Hi, It is possible to hook my lap top up to my DVR and burn my saved shows from the DVR to my lap top. I really don’t want to lose the stuff I have on there. (LATE NIGHT w/ Conan O’Brien and Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien) You can’t get that on DVD so its really important to me that I can save it. Anyway, my computer specs are below. Do I have what it takes? And if so… how do I go about burning the shows?

With the Sony Black 15.5″ VAIO Laptop PC, you’ll get performance and multimedia entertainment in a colorful and affordable laptop. Browse the web, watch movies and view photos on its 15.5″ widescreen display. Plus, an Intel Core i5 processor gives you smart performance and amazing picture quality all in a sleek, up-market design.

Key Features & Benefits:
•Intel Core i5-430M processor
2.26GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53GB, 3MB L3 Cache
•4GB DDR3 system memory (8GB max)
Enough memory to handle today’s most memory-hungry applications
•500GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
Store your photos, videos, music, documents and more with plenty of storage space to spare
•DVD±R/RW optical drive
Play and create CDs and DVDs with this CD/DVD burner
•10/100/1000 Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Connect to a broadband modem with the Fast Ethernet connection, or connect to a wireless network or hotspot with Wireless WLAN
•15.5″ diagonal HD widescreen display
1366 x 768 pixel resolution; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD with up to 1755MB total available graphics memory
Additional Features:
•Built-in Motion Eye Webcam with face-tracking technology; microphone
•Multimedia card reader
•3 x USB 2.0 ports (1 x eSATA combo port), 1 x HDMI port, 1 x VGA port, 1 x headphone jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
•Standard capacity lithium-ion battery (up to 3.5 hours battery life)
•Includes AC adapter
•Intel High Definition Audio
•Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Edition with XP Downgrade disc (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here)
•Microsoft Works SE 9.0; Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 (60-day trial)
•Norton Internet Security 2010 (30-day trial)
•Sony VAIO software and utilities
Support & Warranty:
•1-year limited warranty; 1-year toll-free 24/7 technical assistance; 1-year limited warranty with on-site/in-home service; 1-year international service plan with registration
Processor information from Intel

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Display Type: 15.5″ TFT
Widescreen Display: Yes
Max Resolution: 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M / 2.26 GHz
Chipset Type: Mobile Intel HM55 Express
Features: Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Cache Memory
Type: L3 cache
Installed Size: 3 MB
Hard Drive: 500 GB – Serial ATA-150 – 7200 rpm
Installed Size: 4 GB / 8 GB (max)
Technology: DDR3 SDRAM – 1066 MHz
Configuration Features: 1 x 4 GB
Optical Storage
Type: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM – integrated
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Graphics Processor / Vendor: Intel HD Graphics
Audio Input: Microphone
Operating System / Software
OS Provided: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition / XP Professional downgrade
Software: VAIO Help and Support, VAIO Media Plus Multimedia Streaming Software, VAIO Care, VAIO Media Gallery, Norton Internet Security 2010 (30 days subscription), Sony Picture Motion Browser, Microsoft Works 9 SE, Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business Edition (60 days Trial)

Best answer:

Answer by Robert W
Nice computer but what I meant was, on the back of the dvr, look for line one output. See what cables you need, they probably are rca cables (red,white and yellow)
Second, you need to know what the cpu would use to connect to the tv and I haven’t seen rca cables used. That would be too easy.
Here’s a site that will help getting the right cables and setting it up, it’s mainly for tvs but remember your looking for a cable that connects the cpu to the dvr. They might even make a cable with rca on one end and whatever you need on the other end
Good luck

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