[mythtv-users] HD recorded shows

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 14:52:08 UTC 2006

On 9/5/06, Jeff Wormsley <daworm at comcast.net> wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > I think that's what he was talking about.  Those channels that are
> > encrypted must be decrypted by a cable box which then outputs an
> > uncompressed HDTV signal which can't be captured by today's hardware.
> Actually, at least with my 6200 box, it outputs what you tell it to
> output, which can be HD or can be downconverted to S-Video.  I'm not
> currently, but plan on using this mainly for the SDTV digital channels
> that I can't get through QAM, which is about the same quality I'd get
> through analog cable anyway, and while I'm at it get the HDTV channels
> as well.  They won't be HD anymore, but they'll can be captured.  It's a
> digital(HD)->analog(SD)->digital(SD) solution, which sucks, but it is
> the only solution that's available.  I can switch inputs and use a
> second cable box to actually watch the HD channels, and at least I can
> capture the networks in HD with the A180 card.

I currently do this for my "All" channels source. I've got a DCT6200
running via S-Video to a PVR-150. The quality is outstanding as the
DCT6200 has very very good S-Video output. I used to have a 2xxx
series Motorla box (2524 or something like that?) and it had horrid
video output. It also downconverts the HD channels to SD but the
quality is still very good, what I'd consider "DVD" quality, so I can
at least record those channels in HD quality. Now I need to see if I
can get it to output the HD channels via S-Video in anamorphic...

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