Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Mobile, Alabama
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I have been using my Colossus for more than a year with great results.
But one issue (if it is an issue) is absolute picture quality. On programming streamed from my Directv HR24-500, I can always see a difference between the live picture (or even the recorded show) streamed from the DVR, as opposed to the m2ts, ts, or mp4 file saved from the Hauppauge. The difference is not glaring, but it is discernible.
The picture is slightly softer. The direct output from the hr24 is always sharper. It has always been that way. It was that way with the Hauppauge HD-PVR box, when I was using it.
And, to my reasonably discerning eye, increasing the capture bit rate has little effect on the quality of the final captured file, using either the Showbiz program that came with the card, or the updated version of the program. In fact, a file streamed at 20mbps causes Videoredo to choke when I try to edit the file.
The result is similar with my HD Homerun tuner with OTA programs. Just a little soft when looking at the capture.
Has anyone else noticed this?
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