FCC mandate: was [MacDV] Transferring Dish DVR to PB?

Alex alex at fotomotion.net
Sun Sep 26 14:22:48 PDT 2004

Reading the previous thread I was wondering if anyone on the list knows  
if the FCC mandate that came into effect on 4/1/03 requiring cable  
providers to provide a firewire port on their box's to customers also  
applies to satellite box's as well? I am in the UK so this tech will  
filter down to us across the pond slowly and it does not effect me but  
I was interested.

If someone is interested and does not know what I am chatting about  
check out:


As it describes a very practical use of this with MacOSX


On 26 Sep 2004, at 19:28, Brian Olesky wrote:

> Anybody know a good way to transfer recorded programming from a Dish  
> Network
> DVR into my PowerBook? I'm leaving on a weeklong trip and would like to
> catch up on some programming I've saved.
> The DVR has 4 outputs: a 62-pin "Expansion Port," a standard TV  
> connection,
> an S-Video connection, and a red/white/yellow RCA connection. Dish  
> Network
> tech support says it can't be done, of course. I'm guessing for a few
> hundred dollars, Eye TV could do it, but that's a bit costly for  
> watching a
> few TV shows. Anybody know another way?
> Thanks,
> Brian
> _______________________________________________
> MacDV mailing list
> MacDV at listserver.themacintoshguy.com
> http://listserver.themacintoshguy.com/mailman/listinfo/macdv

More information about the MacDV mailing list