PVR quality of Hauppauge Dec 2000t

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  1. Rob100

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    Hi,

    The specs on this look great (to me) and the ability to use as a stand alone box or as a PVR with the HCPC is great.

    If anyone has one, can they tell me...

    On Hauppauge's web site they claim DVD quality recording. Can anyone verify this to be the case?? Does it re-encode the video or does it record the incoming stream (like Sky+) therefore giving no loss in quality??

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    I bought one only this week, as a standalone box its great, My nokia box is very slow at changing channels but the DEC is nearly instant.
    It does indeed record the digital stream, so the recording is identical to the broadcast. Only problem I have with the MPG file it creates is that I tried to re-encode/deinterlace it in TMPEG but it was an unrecognised file type :(
    I have run it successfully on my WinXP HTPC, my only problem was the interlaced picture but thats down to the broadcast not the box.
    I am having problems with it running on my main PC (not HTPC) as it keeps freezing up and wont work until I reboot, maybe just a conflict or something as it does work fine on my other machine.
     
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    Tell me, does the new Hauppauge box allow for timer settings for recording to a (Panasonic E30) via Scart during standalone operation? It could be the perfect compliment to my E30 if it does, with the added benefit of bitstream recording if required.
     
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    I dont know what the panny e30 is, so I cant answer.
     
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  6. Rob100

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    Nice one m8 :)

    I don't think I'll download the 85 meg "points of view" mpeg. The 2 meg BBC ONE file will hopefully give me an idea. Times like this I wish I could get broadband.

    Rob.
     
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    Downloaded the BBC ONE file but was suprised by the resolution of 720x432, I was expecting D1 (720x576) or 2/3 D1 (480x576). Are all transmissions this resolution? Fine for playback on PC, but would obviously require re-sizing and re-encoding to put on DVD-R.

    Thanks,

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    They have been sent to me for hosting untouched from capture, so i assume thats how they are broadcast (resolution wise)

    Caps were done by Cybersoga from this forum, so PM him or wait for him to drop by :)
     
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    I have bought one of these (DEC 2000t) and the streamed data is 720x576, don't know the full specs of the mpeg files created but powerdvd reports 6.24 mbps video and 224 kbps for audio, the picture quality is very good and far better than any other tv capture device I've seen (I also own DV500 and WinTV PVR). It just captures the mpeg2 stream sent over air, they reckon around 1.6gig per hour of video, this is lower than dvd, but is probably as good as your going to get from any UK TV system.
     
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    Any news on when they're going to come up with the software for timed recordings and streaming back to the TV for playback purposes?

    Or, are there other apps that can do this (preferably with minimal hassle)?
     

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