I have a Canon M52 and want to move some of my movies of the family off of the camcorder onto a good backup media. I backed them up on the computer but would like to be able to view them on our TV as well. Using the software (Video Browser) that came with the camcorder, it could burn DVDs but called this HD to SD. I know DVDs aren't HD but I never really thought of them as SD either. If I backup them up to DVD am I just wasting the quality of the camcorder recording? I'm pretty sure I recorded them in AVCHD.
So what's the best format to backup these files so that I can watch them on a TV and long term? I have a 1080p Panasonic and Blu-Ray player.