Screengrab from HDD

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  • boo 2 Apr 2013 23:13:22 12,063 posts
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    Anybody know if it's possible to grab a digital still from a TV recording on a PVR?

    Our nephew was in the University Boat Race at the weekend, and we recorded the program on a Panasonic HDD. Just wondered if it was possible to get still images off at all.

    I'll dig out the manual tomorrow, but just thought someone here might have an inkling.


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  • Rodpad 2 Apr 2013 23:15:11 2,426 posts
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    Nope. PVR recordings are encrypted to only play back on the device it was recorded from.

    A digital camera is the only way, unless print screen from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player or whatever.
  • Carlo 2 Apr 2013 23:18:53 18,365 posts
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    Boo is it a virgin box? They used to have an option to 'dump' recording out via composite video. Access it via the V+ Extras menu.

    If it's their Tivo, I think you're out of luck (

    Edited by Carlo at 23:19:27 02-04-2013

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  • boo 2 Apr 2013 23:25:08 12,063 posts
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    Nope - Panasonic BluRay/HDD recorder.

    Oh well - thanks anyway!

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  • mrpon 2 Apr 2013 23:53:33 30,192 posts
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    Boat race, riiiight.

    Give me $10 I'm worth it.

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