[mythtv-users] recording formats - standard cable

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 13:53:40 UTC 2006

On 12/15/06, David Bower <dbower at mesd.k12.or.us> wrote:
>  I have some confusion as to what format I should be recording in.
>  I have a haupage pvr-150 and am recording straight out of the wall cable (
> 70 Channels no set top box. ).
>  I do not have my myth box setup to display on a TV. Instead I just display
> on my 20 inch ( 1680 x 1050 ) widescreen monitor.
>  I have it setup to record 720 x 480 lines.  Im assuming that I am getting
> some benefit from this setting recording from standard cable.

On my pvr250 and pvr500 I can not tell the difference (and I have
recorded 100s of shows in both formats) between recording at 2.2GB /
hr at 480x480 and the same bitrate at 720x480. It just allows me to
quickly export my videos to dvd and watch them on a standalone dvd


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