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sisniper
10-23-2004, 05:09 PM
While Im waiting for my cachecard to arrive (Xmas present) i need to extract some video off - so i thought I'd use the SVHS input on my Haupauge PVR 250 Card, the results are quite reasonable especially as Im reencoding to XVID ayway.

However when I recorded the widescreen program it plays back fine on TV, the archived video however appears to be 4:3 format - although Im finding it difficult to tell if its been squashed!

Can anyone tell me if theyve tried something similar? and what advice if any you can give me.

Thanks

Si

TheShaz
10-23-2004, 06:43 PM
What brand is your TIVO?

I have the Hughes HR10-250 DirecTV HD TIVO. One reason I decided to mod my machine is beasue of this. Even if it is a HD saved program the TIVO when you use the RECORD TO TAPE feature the output is still S-Video and TIVO will remux on the fly the video to squeze to that format, and that is STANDARD VIDEO.

Unless you have a HD VCR that can acept componant HDTV inputs.....You will need to MOD your system.