Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Woodbury, MN USA
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Hitting the info button on my TiVo Premier shows the native rez for the channel you are currently on. So for example, for Encore, it used to say "1080i" but now it shows "720p".
To know if the channel is in MPEG 2 or MPEG 4, I also have a TiVo Series 3 that is not compatible with MPEG 4, only MPEG 2. If I tune in a channel that is in MPEG 2, it displays the channel fine, but if I tune in a channel that is now in MPEG4, I just get a blank screen with no video or audio.
The channels mentioned above in my other post (Weather Channel and NBCSN) still play on my TiVo Series 3. All of the other channels now in MPEG 4 no longer play. I plan on using this Series 3 TiVo on a old SD TV now that it will no longer view HD channels, save the ones just mentioned.
Hope this helps.