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Topic # 94738 17-Dec-2011 20:05 Send private message

Hi,
Am looking for my in-laws who want to replace their old analgoue HDD/DVD recorder with a new PVR, and am seriously recomending them the Tivo, especially now that it looks like Prime EPG will be avaiable soon.
I see it lists HD and SD recording times. I was under the impression that the freeview signal was all HD, just most content was upscaled. How does it work in Tivo? Does it automatically pick up if a show is HD or SD and record accordingly, or do you manually select an overall recording quality?

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  Reply # 559090 17-Dec-2011 20:21 Send private message

TV1, TV2 and TV3 are 24/7 1080i HD broadcasts. Only question is whether the content is true HD or upscaled SD.




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  Reply # 559102 17-Dec-2011 21:08 Send private message

So the Tivo records those channels in HD and the rest it will record in SD?

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  Reply # 559114 17-Dec-2011 22:33 Send private message

Yep

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  Reply # 559117 17-Dec-2011 23:04 Send private message

It just records in the format that the signal is received in. Some shows are HD and some aren't. I don't recall there being an option to change the recording resolution.




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  Reply # 559520 19-Dec-2011 12:15 Send private message

Yea have not seen that either.

Slightly off topic but does the Tivo upscale from standard SD?

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  Reply # 559532 19-Dec-2011 12:56 Send private message

BraaiGuy: Yea have not seen that either.

Slightly off topic but does the Tivo upscale from standard SD?


Yes, if you choose the option to fix the output HDMI resolution. I leave it on 'native' and let the TV do the scaling.

EDIT: wait you don't mean analog SD do you? the TiVoHD is DVB-T (digital) only.

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  Reply # 559541 19-Dec-2011 13:09 Send private message

Skolink:
BraaiGuy: Yea have not seen that either.

Slightly off topic but does the Tivo upscale from standard SD?


Yes, if you choose the option to fix the output HDMI resolution. I leave it on 'native' and let the TV do the scaling.

EDIT: wait you don't mean analog SD do you? the TiVoHD is DVB-T (digital) only.


Well the standard stuff, thats not on TV1, 2 and 3. Is that ever upscaled by the Tivo? Ie the content on FOUR?

We have a DVD player that upscales standard DVD's to 1080p. My PS3 also upscales standard DVD's. Was just wondering if the same could be said for the Tivo. The picture quality on my Tivo for the non HD channels does not come close to the upscaled DVD quality of my DVD player.




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  Reply # 559613 19-Dec-2011 14:55 Send private message

Skolink:

Yes, if you choose the option to fix the output HDMI resolution. I leave it on 'native' and let the TV do the scaling.

EDIT: wait you don't mean analog SD do you? the TiVoHD is DVB-T (digital) only.


I set it to fixed 1080i so I don't get the blank screen or couple of seconds of stretched image every time it decides to change resolution when I change channels or enter the TiVo menu.

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  Reply # 559621 19-Dec-2011 15:03 Send private message

Kiwi1971:
I set it to fixed 1080i so I don't get the blank screen or couple of seconds of stretched image every time it decides to change resolution when I change channels or enter the TiVo menu.
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That's what I have done as well.  Doesn't seem to be any noticable difference in picture quality, and it saves the annoying blank screen when it changes between the different channels.

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  Reply # 559625 19-Dec-2011 15:07 Send private message

RXV:
Kiwi1971:
I set it to fixed 1080i so I don't get the blank screen or couple of seconds of stretched image every time it decides to change resolution when I change channels or enter the TiVo menu.
DLS

That's what I have done as well.  Doesn't seem to be any noticable difference in picture quality, and it saves the annoying blank screen when it changes between the different channels.


And thats where mine is set. I somehow doubt it has an upscaler. Would be really nice if it had.



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