[mythtv-users] HDTV from satellite

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Sun Oct 10 23:15:23 UTC 2004

Robin Smith wrote:
> So what quality difference will I get from watching the native HiDef
> signal from the satellite tuner, to watching a captured (via svideo in
> on PVR250) HiDef program? Will it crop the signal to 4x3?

No, but it will down-res it from 1920x1080 or 1280x720 to somewhere 
around 640x480, and then waste some of those 480 lines by letterboxing it.

> Am I wasting my time getting HiDef on satellite if I am rarely going
> to watch it live?

Yes, IMHO.

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