I have taken my old Samsung DVD-recorder (DVD-HR775) out of service, replacing it with a VU+ Solo2 combined satelite decoder/recorder (set-top box).
On the DVD-recorder I have recorded a lot of movies and TV-shows. I have the ability to copy it to DVDs (which is the preferred method), but a more efficent way would be to open the box, connect the hard disk to my Ubuntu desktop system (I believe it has a SATA-connection) and transfer the files to it.
I think the box is running some sort of Linux flavor, and that the file system on the hard disk is either ext2/ext3 (or even ext4). But does anyone have any information or experience in doing this ? Maybe Samsung has put some sort of "lock" on the file system so it is not as simple as it sounds - in theory. .?