View Full Version : TIVO quality compared to original DVD

01-02-2003, 10:07 PM

I am wondering how the TIVO quality of a let's say for example Pay-Per-View movie burned on a DVD+/-R is compared to an original DVD. I just got a Home Theater projector and experienced a big quality difference between my TIVO and DVD. The DVD is progressive and connected by a component cable in contrast to the TIVO, which is obviously interlaced and connected by the S-Video cable.

My DVD burner is still on the way, so I am wondering if I get a better picture, when I burn the movie onto the DVD and use the DVD player instead of playing with the TIVO.



01-02-2003, 10:51 PM
DVD is better (720X480 resolution vs. 480X480 for DTivo). It is theoretically possible to get a better picture by displaying a TyDVD on a TV with progressive scan input using a progressive scan DVD player.

01-03-2003, 01:37 AM
Plus almost nothing on television (PPV or premium channels) is displayed in widescreen format...


01-06-2003, 12:41 AM
There are some PPV in widescreen, network shows in widescreen (CSI from CBS and Boomtown from NBC) and almost ALL HDTV shows are 16:9.