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#1 Edited by hardindr (189 posts) -

@fattony12000: Okay, thanks for the information.

@devil240z: I understand, but at this point the cat is basically out of the bag. Better to find different ways to get people's money, rather than frustrate and annoy people, but that's just my opinion.

#2 Posted by hardindr (189 posts) -

Any reason to get an Elgato, instead of the HDPVR?

#3 Edited by hardindr (189 posts) -

@corruptedevil: Hmm, okay. Just thought someone would have figured out an easier way to do this at some point.

#4 Posted by hardindr (189 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: Thank you for the information. Would I have to record the TV program on the DVR, and then play it back with the HDPVR plugged into it and record it that way? What I am asking is if I wanted to record a one hour program, I would have to plug in the HDPRV and then wait a full hour for the program to play and then be recorded to the HDPVR? Is there anyway around doing it that way?

#5 Posted by hardindr (189 posts) -

I'm not sure if someone has already asked this question, but I took a quick look at the GB forums and didn't find one already. Is there an easy way to transfer DVR videos to your Mac? I have a Cisco Explorer 8642HDC, and I can see that is has several USB ports. Is it as simple as connecting a USB cable to it and then transferring the videos off, or is there something more complicated involved? Do I need some sort of specialty software to get the DVR videos off? I have read a few other forums and most people say that the videos on DVR are encrypted, so I assume that you have to de-encrypt them somehow. Is there software available for that?

I am interested in doing this to take boxing videos off my DVR and saving them for personal use later, not for distribution on the Internet.

Thank you in advance for any answers!

#6 Posted by hardindr (189 posts) -

@alexisg, @rorie: Yes, enabling the plug-ins as Alex suggested fixed the problem, so thank you. I hope you can find a workaround at some point, because i use a laptop as my primary computer.

#7 Posted by hardindr (189 posts) -

I think there was an update for Safari, but the retro podcast player still doesn't work. I'm not expecting it to anytime soon, @rorie, just would like to know that there was a ticket for it and that it might get fixed someday.

#8 Posted by hardindr (189 posts) -

I'm not sure if the player uses Flash or not, but I am using the latest version (

#9 Posted by hardindr (189 posts) -

The retro-looking, cassette-tape type player does not work in Safari. For example, when I tried to play this podcast, there was no sound. When I tried playing it with Chrome, it worked just fine.

I am using:

Safari Version 7.0.3 (9537.75.14)

OS X Version 10.9.3 Build 13D65

Hope this information helps fix the problem.

#10 Edited by hardindr (189 posts) -

I think more than anything, GB needs a good podcast host. Ryan was always so good at keeping the flow going in the podcast, pulling back the discussion when it got a little bit too ridiculous, and keeping focus; Jeff just doesn't do that as well. Maybe Ryan was that special guy who had all the right qualities for the job and is irreplaceable. I can't think of anyone offhand who could fill his shoes, the person who is equal to Jeff and can put him in check when need be (no disrespect to Jeff intended).

Gies is a good guy, but after a while some of his politics get tiresome, even if I share most of his views. By all accounts, he is very happy at Polygon and probably wouldn't leave anyway.

Garnett Lee is an interesting choice, but I wonder if he would really fit. I don't think Shawn Elliot would really fit either.

O'Dwyer seems like an obvious choice, but he is needed at Gamespot and CBSi probably wouldn't let GB poach him.

I guess no one really leaps to my mind, but I suppose we'll find out sooner rather than later.