The PS3 and TiVo are using two different sets of encodings, AVC w/DD 2.0 (possibly DD+ 5.1) sound for the PS3, VC-1 w/WMA sound for the TiVo. It sounds as though there isn't an HD encoding for the TiVo.
What's interesting is that, if you look at the list of all HD streams sorted by title (this
), True Lies
doesn't appear on it anywhere.
I'm testing bandwidth consumption by playing it on my TiVo S3 and PS3--I'll let you know what I find. (Currently I'm playing it on the TiVo--it came up indicating all bars SD).
EDIT: Well, I've tried watching True Lies
on my TiVo S3, PS3, Panasonic DMP-BDT110 (same GUI as the PS3 with 5.1 and captions capability), Xbox 360 and this PC and it's only SD with stereo sound on all of them. If you look at its description on the players which would indicate HD (PS3, BDT110, Xbox, PC) and 5.1 sound (PS3 and BDT110), HD and/or 5.1 is not shown; when I play it on the PS3 the diag display says "High/SD" and "English 2.0". I've tested streams from all devices and find a consistent 10 minute average of 1.8 Mbps or so for the period from 4:00 to 14:00. When I test an actual HD title on the PS3 (Red Cliff (Theatrical Version)
) the same 10 minute average is a bit over 6 Mpbs, and the diag display say "X-High/HD", indicating 1080p.