A Dish Network ViP722 DVR (digital video recorder) stores content on a hard disc drive much in the same way a computer does. To copy content from the ViP722 to a computer, you must use a digital video conversion box. The device, which is available from retail computer and electronic stores, will convert the video and audio from the ViP's outputs into a format that the computer's operating system can understand and save on its hard drive. No additional software is needed.
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Things you need
- Digital video conversion box
- S-Video cable
- Audio cable
- Installation disc
Plug one end of a S-video cable into the S-video output on the back of the ViP722. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-video input on the digital video conversion box (for example, the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD).
Plug the left and right RCA plugs at one end of the audio cable into the left and right audio RCA outputs on the back of the ViP722. Plug the left and right RCA plugs at the other end of the audio cable into the left and right audio RCA inputs on the digital video conversion box. Plug the USB connector of the digital video conversion box into a USB port on the computer.
Eject the computer's DVD drive disc tray. Insert the installation disc that came with the digital video conversion box. Double-click the icon of the disc when it appears on the desktop.
Double-click the program's icon inside of the window that appears on the desktop. Follow the menu commands to install the program on the hard drive. Restart the computer once the installation has finished.
Launch the digital video conversion box's program by selecting it from "Start," "All Applications." Name the digital file that is going to be made in the "Name" text field at the top of the program's screen. Click the "Next" button to go to a new screen. Select "S-video" from the list of choices. Click the "Next" button to go to a new screen. Select "Stereo" from the list of choices on the screen. Click the "Next" button to go to a screen that includes a video insert window.
Turn the ViP722 on from "Standby" mode by pressing the remote's "Select" button. Press "DVR" to access the media content guide. Select a video to watch. Press "Select" to start the video playing.
Press the "Record" button on the digital video conversion box program's screen to start recording the video. Press the "Stop" button on the screen when the video has finished playing.
Click the "Next" button on the digital video conversion box program's screen. Select "Desktop" from the "Locations" drop down menu at the centre of the window that appears. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the window. Quit the program.
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