Any recorders that can record HDTV?
Posted 15 October 2005 - 02:57 PM
Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:01 PM
Alonso, on Oct 15 2005, 02:57 PM, said:
The Japanese HiVision PVR models that record HDTV on to the HD reduce the quality to SD when they burn to a DVD disc so that the disc will play in a normal stand alone DVD player. Only the Blu Ray model burns to at higher quality than SD.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:27 PM
A DVD recorder that records HIDEF would be a holy grail would it not?
Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:53 PM
You'd have to go the HTPC route to do something like that in which case you could re-encode to MPEG4 to fit more on the DVD...
Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:55 PM
As a side note, the DV/Firewire/ILink digital input on some recorders is only for connecting DV equipment, eg camcorders. It is NOT an MPEG port.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 11:21 PM
Posted 16 October 2005 - 11:34 AM
Mind you not many will accept component in the first place (and definitely not DVI) so most you can't even hook up via a HD capable connection.
Posted 16 October 2005 - 12:33 PM
Alonso, on Oct 16 2005, 12:25 PM, said:
As BigBobOz said, you could even choose to encode your recordings so that you can fit more per DVD you burn (only recommended if the PC is fast, otherwise the time it takes to encode to Mpeg-4 is just not worth the amount of space you save, especially considering the inexpensiveness of DVD media)