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Thorough explanation of Hikari TV's program recording and dubbing functions|How can I download all kinds of works?

| Social Networks |
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 | 10 Minutes Reading
In this article, we will explain Hikari TV's recording function in detail, plus tell you how to download the official Hikari TV recording function, which is not as good as the official Hikari TV recording function at all.

Hikari TV is a video delivery service with over 80 specialized channels; we recommend Hikari TV for those who are particular about the quantity of TV channels. However, have you ever used Hikari TV's recording function? If you have a device that supports Hikari TV, you can easily download programs.

Here, we will explain Hikari TV's recording function in detail, and in addition, we will tell you how to download more conveniently. Let's start by explaining Hikari TV's recording function.

Before recording an Hikari TV program, you will need

  • Tuner
  • USB external HDD (HDD with confirmed Hikari TV operation is recommended)
  • When dubbing from a Blu-ray Disc recorder
  • When dubbing on a computer

Basically, before recording Hikari TV programs, a tuner that is compatible with Hikari TV and a USB external HDD are essential, so it is recommended that you prepare these items in advance. If you want to dub from a Blu-ray Disc recorder or dub from a computer, you will need other equipment as well!

Hikari TV compatible tuners

  • Triple tuner: ST-4500/ST-3400/ST-4100/ST-3200/AM900
  • Single tuner: M-IPS200/ST-770

Operation-confirmed HDDs

Specifically, USB hard drives that fit Hikari TV compatible tuners are

Please check here.

Once you connect an operation-confirmed USB hard disk, you can start recording right away with a simple setup.

To view recordings stored on the HDD, you will need a Hikari TV subscription and a contract for FLET'S Hikari line or optical access service from an optical collaboration provider. If you cancel either or both, you will not be able to view the data even if you have a tuner or HDD.

Precautions

  • Single tuner is available only with HDD up to 2TB.
  • Triple tuners can use HDDs with capacities exceeding 4TB, but only up to 4TB of recording capacity.

When dubbing Blu-ray Disc recorders

In addition to the triple tuner and operation-confirmed HDDs, you can dub programs recorded on a USB hard disk with a compatible Blu-ray Disc recorder.

  • Compatible Blu-ray Disc Recorders

monblu "HBD-WA20" (BD recorder with 2TB HDD, released in March 2021)
monblu HBD-WA10 (1TB HDD BD recorder, on sale in July 2020)

  • Blu-ray Disc or DVD

When dubbing with a computer

In addition to a triple tuner and an operation-confirmed HDD, a PC and a write-compatible Blu-ray drive can be used to dub programs recorded on a USB hard disk.

  • Personal computer
  • Write-compatible Blu-ray drive (if not built into the user's PC)
  • Software PC TV Plus

Procedure for Recording Hikari TV Programs

Recording from the program list

  1. Log in to the Hikari TV application.
  2. Find the program you wish to record from the program list. You can make a reservation up to 1 hour before the program starts airing.
  3. Simply press the Record button.

Reserving programs by date and time

You can make reservations to record not only specialty channels, but also terrestrial digital, BS, and BS4K programs by specifying the date and time of the broadcast.

  1. Log in to the system and click on "Date and Time Program Reservations" on "My Page".
  2. Specify the channel and broadcast date/time of the program you wish to record. On the next screen, select "Reservation for Recording" or "Reservation for Viewing" to complete the process.

Make a reservation using the "Hikari TV" application

Supported devices: Android 8.0 or higher and iOS 13.0 or higher

  1. Launch "Hikari TV TV" application and login
  2. Search for the program you wish to record from the top page or program list.
  3. You can make a reservation for recording up to 1 hour before the program starts.
  4. Select the recording method and complete the reservation.

How to dub a recorded Hikari TV program

Dubbing on a Blu-ray Disc Recorder

  1. Select "Settings" from the menu of the Hikari TV tuner
  2. When the settings window opens, select "Home Server Function" from the "Home Server" tab.
  3. In the "Home Server Function Settings" window, select "Enable" and then "Decide
  4. Insert a writable Blu-ray Disc into the Blu-ray Disc recorder.
  5. After that, select "My Page" from the Hikari TV tuner menu.
  6. In the "Recordings List" tab of "My Page", place the cursor on the program you wish to dub and press and hold the "Decide" button on the remote control (for about 10 seconds).
  7. When the menu appears, select "Dubbing".
  8. When the program you wish to dub is selected, press the "Red" button on the remote control.

STEP 4

  1. When the "Dubbing Destination Selection" window appears, select the Blu-ray Disc recorder to be used for dubbing.
  2. When the "Confirmation for Dubbing" window appears, confirm the precautions and select "Start Dubbing".
  3. Dubbing" will appear in the list of recordings and dubbing will start.
  4. When the "Dubbing" window disappears, move on to the next operation on the Blu-ray Disc recorder.
  • Operations on the Blu-ray Disc Recorder
  1. Press the [Home] button on the remote control and select "Dubbing".
  2. Select "HDD" for the dubbing source
  3. Select "BD/DVD" as the dubbing destination

STEP 3

  1. Select the program to be dubbed, and select "Yes" in the dialog box that appears after selection.
  2. Press the [▶] button on the remote control to select "Decision
  3. Select "Decision" again
  4. Press "Start Dubbing" to start dubbing

Dubbing on a PC

  1. Launch "Hikari TV" on your PC
  2. Select "Settings" from the menu
  3. Select "Home Server Function" from the "Home Server" tab
  4. Select "Enable" and then select "Decide". This completes the settings for Hikari TV tuner.
  5. Start "PC TV Plus
  6. When the initial setup screen appears, select "Next".
  7. Select your tuner from the device list and select "Next

  1. Select the program you want to dub from the list of programs recorded on the Hikari TV tuner.
  2. Insert a writable Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive on your computer and click "Export".
  3. Select the drive to which you want to export, and click "Start
  4. A confirmation dialog box to start dubbing will appear, click "Yes

  1. Dubbing to Blu-ray Disc starts.

Advantages of Hikari TV Recording Function

Reservations can be made for Hikari TV recordings

You can easily make recording reservations on the go by logging in to the official Hikari TV website, whether on a PC, smartphone or tablet. Simply find the program you want to watch from the list of specialized channels and press the reservation button to complete the reservation.

Recording in High Quality

High-definition programs can be recorded in their original quality. 1TB hard disk can record up to 277 hours of professional channels, 222 hours of terrestrial digital broadcasting, 185 hours of BS broadcasting, and 53 hours of 4K video. 1TB hard disk can record up to 277 hours of professional channels, 222 hours of terrestrial digital broadcasting, 185 hours of BS broadcasting, and 53 hours of 4K video. hours, 222 hours of terrestrial digital, 185 hours of BS, and 53 hours of 4K video.

Capable of recording back-up programs while watching other programs

Equipped with a triple tuner, you can watch one channel and record two channels simultaneously! You can even record all the programs you want to watch.

Double recording of two programs at the same time

Even if two programs you are interested in overlap, you can record two channels at the same time. Of course, recording of terrestrial digital broadcasting is also supported, so double recording of terrestrial digital broadcasting x terrestrial digital broadcasting is also possible.

Disadvantages of Hikari TV recording function

A lot of money spent on preparation equipment

In order to realize Hikari TV TV viewing, a tuner that is compatible with Hikari TV and a USB external HDD are indispensable, and must be prepared in advance. Therefore, the purchase of a tuner or USB external HDD can cost tens of thousands of yen.

Not all programs can be downloaded

Not all the movies in the Hikari TV program listings are available for download. A little checking reveals that hit shows, movies, and the latest dramas cannot be recorded.

The procedure for recording and dubbing is a bit complicated.

You may be wondering how complicated it is to download and record/dub on your device by following the recording/dubbing procedure described above. Indeed, it is a hassle to prepare the necessary items.

We have finished explaining Hikari TV's recording and dubbing functions. Hikari TV does indeed offer the ability to record and dub programs, but there are various inconveniences. Therefore, Hikari TV's recording and dubbing function is not the best feature for those who want to save videos.

Next, we will introduce a more convenient and cost-effective tool. What makes this tool different from Hikari TV's recording and dubbing function is that it has many more useful features and is good at downloading videos. It is good at downloading videos and eliminating various limitations.

More convenient and cost-effective tool: KeepStreams Downloader

What is KeepStreams?

KeepStreams is a video downloader that supports not only major vods such as Netflix, Disney+, U-NEXT, Paravi, and Amazon Prime Video, but also Japanese TV services such as Hikari TV, SKY PerfecTV! and other Japanese TV distribution services. KeepStreams is also a specialized downloader that merges with Hikari TV's recording and dubbing functions. Let us explain some of KeepStreams' best features.

What are KeepStreams' more powerful features?

  • Just a good KeepStreams application on your PC is enough.

Through KeepStreams, you don't need any special hardware, but can easily download videos from many video services, including Hikari TV, on your PC.

  • Download videos in their original high quality and sound

When using KeepStreams to download Hikari TV programs, you can download programs up to 4k high definition. All Hikari TV videos can be saved locally in their original quality.

  • Multiple Movies Can Be Downloaded Simultaneously

KeepStreams allows you to download not only two programs but also multiple videos at the same time with a single click. The fast download speed saves you a lot of time.

  • Download Any Movies on Hikari TV

With KeepStreams, you don't have to worry about the situation where a video may or may not be available for recording. You can easily download all videos.

  • Download videos in MP4/MKV format

KeepStreams is a highly practical video downloader that allows you to download Hikari TV productions as MP4/MKV files and save them in MP4/MKV format on your smartphone, TV, game console, PC, mobile device or tablet.

Steps to download Hikari TV videos using KeepStreams

In this section, we will show you how to use KeepStreams to download SKY PerfecTV! with KeepStreams.

STEP1 After downloading the application from the official KeepStreams website, install it on your chosen file. Note that KeepStreams has a dedicated version for any OS, be it Windows or Mac.

STEP2 Launch KeepStreams, enter the official Hikari TV website URL in the search field of the built-in browser, and search for the video you want to download.

STEP3 Click the video you want to download and jump to the viewing page.

STEP4 Once on this video page, click "DRM M3U8" on the upper right side of the built-in browser, and a pop-up window will appear.

STEP5 In the pop-up window that appears, select your preferred video mode, quality, subtitles, and also audio, etc.

STEP6 If you want to download now, click "Download Now" and the download will begin. If you want to add other videos for batch download, click "Add to Queue". If you want to check the video download status, click "Downloading" on the home page.

Conclusion

Here we have explained how to download Hikari TV programs with KeepStreams. If anyone has trouble with Hikari TV's recording function, please try using KeepStreams. No complicated preparation is required, downloading can be done in a few simple steps, and it is reasonably priced... we can say that KeepStreams is as good as the official Hikari TV recording functionality at all.

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