Originally Posted by videobruce
Kansas_Tom; I'll ask the same question I asked SteelTownGuy: Have you ever compared your TV's tuner (or any other tuner) with this tuner as far as PQ?
AFAIC, it's the worst analog tuner I have ever
seen making it worthless. Unless you are blind in one eye and can't see out of the other. Might as record and playback in Beta 3.
I can't tell, of course, how "worst" the pic is but, since you apparently have a HD source for your TV and are used to recording in HD with your Sony DHG HD recorder, you do know that the 2160 downcoverts everything thru its tuner and line inputs to SD 480i... sorry, just had to ask?
If "worser" than even that, it's possible you've got a defective analog tuner?
Also, if using HDMI to your TV, the HDMI output on these DVDRs creates a slightly softer pic in my analog
cable system on LIVE TV (DVDs look great!) than my digital Composite connection to the TV, so type of connection might have an adverse effect also. My comp. connection maintains the comp. cable input to the TV and lets my HDTV deinterlace and scale the DVDR signal with its better circuitry for that task.
Appaarently, you're satisfied with the digital tuner, even tho it also downrezzes the input HD you're receiving? If so, that would be par for the course in these DVDRs... IMO, these DVDRs were built for the digital age and the recognition that analog was of less importance and would soon disappear. My 3575 analog tuner is only slightly better than my Pio 640 on analog channels, even tho the Pio is connected to my 47" 1080p LCD via Component cables.