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How to Record Movies From Satellite With HDMI

Updated February 21, 2017

As you flip through the stations of your satellite receiver, you will invariably find a movie listing you have wanted to see but just haven't found the time for. Recording the movie no longer requires a VCR or blank tape, and with a high-definition multimedia interface, or HDMI, cable and HD-DVR, you can save programming directly to the equipment's built-in hard drive.

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  1. Connect the HDMI cable into the "HDMI Out" port of your receiver. Although many satellite companies provide DVR service, you can purchase a third-party DVR, such as TiVo.

  2. Insert the opposite end of the cable into the "HDMI In" port on your HD-DVR.

  3. Power on the HD-DVR and your satellite receiver. With the HD-DVR receiver's remote control, scroll through the channel listings of the satellite receiver until you find the movie you want to save.

  4. Press the "Record" button on the HD-DVR's remote control to begin, or set, the recording for your desired movie.

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Things You'll Need

  • HDMI cable
  • HD-DVR

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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