ffrr at tpg.com.au
Fri Feb 17 10:44:40 UTC 2006
John P Poet wrote:
>On 2/16/06, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>If you've ever seen a HDTV transcoded to MPEG-4 compared to an SDTV
>>>recording, you'd know. The quality of the source material results in a
>>>much higher quality end result, plus, normally it is widescreen which
>>>can also make a difference for people who enjoy 16:9 screens
>>BTW - SDTV is also 16:9. Well, here in Australia it is anyway.
>Transcoding down to SD resolutions, means that you don't gain any
>resolution in the process.
>HDTV, however, is recorded and transmitted digitally. This means that
>it does not pick up any NOISE in the process of being transmitted to
>you. It is amazing how much better the picture looks when it is
So is SD. My DVB-T card is totally digital and can record both SD and
HD, all in 16:9 digital as transmitted from our TV stations.
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