Registered: Apr 2002
I have a theory, but don't have the equipment to test it out. For the sake of testing this theory, one would have to have a normal Series2, two 810s, have used HMO to transfer a recording from one to the other, and have successfully burned the transferred video to DVD.
So here goes...
If you record a video on the 810, then transfer it to a normal Series2 and back again, the 810 believes it cannot record to DVD because it originated from the normal Series2. QED.
If you transfer it from the 810 to a Series2, back to the 810, then to ANOTHER 810, will it record? The second 810 might no longer be confused, seeing as the video was transfered from an 810.
If this works...
Then RECORD a video on a standard Series2, transfer it to an 810, then transfer it to another 810. Does the second 810 then believe it is recordable? If so, does it play back in a DVD player other than the 810?
That there isn't a difference in recording format, or perhaps not a large one (it's close but not perfect?). TiVo simply wishes to not get into technical support hassles dealing with the occasional DVD video that wouldn't play. But that transferred videos WILL work on a DVD most of the time.
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