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Can I use a security cam dvr to record my tv shows? Answered

I found a working(turns on) digital video recorder with a hard drive in it. Can this be used to record tv shows off my smarttv? It's a Samsung SDR-B74303n, it does not have a remote. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

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hmunster123

17 days ago

It has a nice 1TB WD hard drive, I think I will just take it out and forget recording. It seems complicated! Thanks.

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Downunder35m

21 days ago

Highly depends on what your TV can provide as output and what the recorder accepts in input.
Generally most TV's only provide an audio pass trough but no "second" video output.
But being smart you could use a cheap USB HDD enclosure and salvage the hard drive from the recorder for it.
A lot of streaming services allow some recording and there are apps for screen recording as well.