Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 214,219, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    JUKEBOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,029
    Points
    214,219
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 47
    Given: 0

    DVD recorder/QAM Tuner question

    I bought a DVD recorder that also can pick up digital channels (QAM Tuner) and it has an HDMI output. My TV can do 720p and 1080i, but doesn't have an HDMI slot. I bought a Phillips HDMI to DVI converter that says it will not loose any quality. After comparing the HD and SD broadcasts I cannot distinguish much of a difference except the HD one has more colors and has a "little bit" better resolution. (Usually I can distinguish HD from SD very easily on this TV) What is my problem?



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 23,280, Level: 46
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 270
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    cloneluke80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    1,613
    Points
    23,280
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 4

    Re: DVD recorder/QAM Tuner question

    If you are pulling mediacom HD channels, then it's just crappy mediacom QAM signals in my opinion. I do the same as you and I dont see much difference either.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 404,967, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    21,101
    Points
    404,967
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 272
    Given: 117

    Re: DVD recorder/QAM Tuner question

    Is it possible you're not grabbing the HD channels, youre just grabbing the digital simulcast channels (that you can also get on qam)?



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 67,144, Level: 80
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 906
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Your first GroupVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SE WI
    Posts
    4,915
    Points
    67,144
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 0

    Re: DVD recorder/QAM Tuner question

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    I bought a DVD recorder that also can pick up digital channels (QAM Tuner) and it has an HDMI output. My TV can do 720p and 1080i, but doesn't have an HDMI slot. I bought a Phillips HDMI to DVI converter that says it will not loose any quality. After comparing the HD and SD broadcasts I cannot distinguish much of a difference except the HD one has more colors and has a "little bit" better resolution. (Usually I can distinguish HD from SD very easily on this TV) What is my problem?
    DVD Recorders can't record more than 480p. Is it possible you are getting the original digital signal downscaled to 480p (and then maybe upscaled back to 720p or 1080i)?



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 214,219, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    JUKEBOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,029
    Points
    214,219
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 47
    Given: 0

    Re: DVD recorder/QAM Tuner question

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Is it possible you're not grabbing the HD channels, youre just grabbing the digital simulcast channels (that you can also get on qam)?
    They're HD channels on my other televisions.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 214,219, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    JUKEBOX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,029
    Points
    214,219
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 47
    Given: 0

    Re: DVD recorder/QAM Tuner question

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    DVD Recorders can't record more than 480p. Is it possible you are getting the original digital signal downscaled to 480p (and then maybe upscaled back to 720p or 1080i)?
    That may be possible, but how would I fix it?



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM