[mythtv-users] Where do I choose 1080i?

William william_munson at comcast.net
Mon Nov 2 11:15:24 UTC 2009

Ken Bass wrote:
> Robert McNamara wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Ken Bass <kbass at kenbass.com> wrote:
>>> Apparently my HVR-1950 (digital side) is recording in 720p. I want 
>>> to test
>>> 1080i. I just cant find where I select this. There was nothing under
>>> recording profiles or in the mythtv-setup that I could find.
>> You don't have any control over the recording resolution of a digital
>> recording.  You get what the broadcaster sends.
> What led me down this path is that the Watch Recording shows a 720 
> icon for all the shows. I am not seeing 1080 even though CBS, WETA, 
> etc broadcast in 1080.
> I also noticed while testing this that manual record in mythweb seems 
> to ignore the preferred input in 0.22RC1. All tuners were free, I 
> selected tuner 5, but it recorded on 1. That is why I was always 
> getting 720p since it was not manually recording from my selected input.
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They may broadcast in 1080i but if you are on cable, the cable company 
has probably downconverted it to save bandwidth. Most people cannot tell 
the difference.

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