[mythtv-users] Thanks!

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 22:00:46 UTC 2006


On 2/16/06, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you've ever seen a HDTV transcoded to MPEG-4 compared to an SDTV
> > recording, you'd know.  The quality of the source material results in a
> > much higher quality end result, plus, normally it is widescreen which
> > can also make a difference for people who enjoy 16:9 screens
>
> Fair enough.
>
> BTW - SDTV is also 16:9. Well, here in Australia it is anyway.
>
> Regards,
> Phill

Transcoding down to SD resolutions, means that you don't gain any
resolution in the process.

HDTV, however, is recorded and transmitted digitally.  This means that
it does not pick up any NOISE in the process of being transmitted to
you.  It is amazing how much better the picture looks when it is
"clean".

John


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