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# 21672 3-May-2008 18:27
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I'm new to this but assuming I had a STB for DVD-T could I record to a typical DVD recorder [hard disk or optical] applicance in HD or only SD ?

Our venerable VHS has died and we need a new device to record the occasional TV programme to but I want to ensure that whatever I get is DVD-T HD compatable








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  # 128261 3-May-2008 18:51
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There are no DVD recorders on the market that will let you record Freeview|HD shows in HD. The simple reason being that a DVD is not HD capable. There are no H.264 capable HDD units around yet either so if you want to record TV in HD the only method at present is to build up your own HTPC/PVR.

You will be able to record the regular SD output of the Freeview box on a DVD recorder however.



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  # 128266 3-May-2008 19:17
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Thank you for the reply

I 'clicked' and now realise what Blueray and HD DVD are all about....

At least I know if I buy a cheap DVD recorder we can record as SD

FYI I have started a thread under HTPC with my basic questions about recording Analogue TV with a view towards going to recording in DVD-T HD

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  # 128473 4-May-2008 21:14
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Thank you for the reply

I 'clicked' and now realise what Blueray and HD DVD are all about....

At least I know if I buy a cheap DVD recorder we can record as SD

FYI I have started a thread under HTPC with my basic questions about recording Analogue TV with a view towards going to recording in DVD-T HD

Regards


However, there may be playing options. I am in the market for a new DVD recorder. The chap in the Sony store advised me that the model he was trying to sell me (RDRX750) could play Divx files, and that if the divx was in HD then the Sony would output it in HD. Therefore, if like me your PV is tucked away in the study, you can still record material in HD on the machine and play them in the living room without getting a whole new PC. I need to do some more research before I buy - after their slavish promotion of DRM (cough, rootkit, cough) I have a few issues with Sony and there are a few other features of that unit that turn me off (ie not enough inputs). However, it is making its way to the top of my list.



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