or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Recorders › Tv tuner with 'Native output"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Tv tuner with 'Native output"

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hello all,

I've been reading through this forum quite a bit and can't find any good answers yet.

Could someone please direct me to a Tv tuner (other than tivo - I know about this one) that has 'Native output' capability (dosent' scale or affect colors)

Hopefully one that is also reliable, and you can manually enter channels.

Thanks very much
post #2 of 12
I'm not sure about tuners that outupt native resolution, if you are looking to output 1080i/720p, the TViX M6620N will do that. Unfortunately, the output is set in the configuration so it will upscale SD (480i/p) to whatever you set as the output resolution.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
kei,

Thanks, but I'm looking specifically for one that will not automatically upscale, or affect colors.
post #4 of 12
For whatever reason, native output is pretty rare. I only know of TiVo and Oppo. I'll be curious if anybody answers this thread and can identify another native output device.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Kelson,

Does oppo make tv tuners?
post #6 of 12
No, I was just making the point that native output is rare across a number of device-types.
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

For whatever reason, native output is pretty rare. I only know of TiVo and Oppo. I'll be curious if anybody answers this thread and can identify another native output device.
Not sure if this falls under the OP's question, but All of the DirecTV HD receivers have a native output option.
post #8 of 12
Yep, the AM21 does exactly what the OP wants. Not sure why preserving the integrity of crappy SD is important, but it will certainly do it.

Can you be more specific on the type of tuner (QAM, ATSC)? Stand-alone or PC based? What are you doing with this unmolested SD content? What tuner do you have now that's doing such a bad job of upconverting?
Edited by mdavej - 1/18/13 at 11:11am
post #9 of 12
The Sony DHG HDD-250/500 will output native. As TVGOS goes away you may find some of these at tuner-only prices.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Yep, the AM21 does exactly what the OP wants. Not sure why preserving the integrity of crappy SD is important, but it will certainly do it.
In my case the TV will make SD look a lot better than the receiver does.
post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Yep, the AM21 does exactly what the OP wants. Not sure why preserving the integrity of crappy SD is important, but it will certainly do it.

Can you be more specific on the type of tuner (QAM, ATSC)? Stand-alone or PC based? What are you doing with this unmolested SD content? What tuner do you have now that's doing such a bad job of upconverting?
As the OP said in either this or another thread he started(in another forum) he's looking for a OTA HD tuner(ATSC) to run through his Oppo BD player(that has the ability to upconvert in a quality much better than a typical tuner) at least thats what I remember smile.gif
I agree with BillFromCH if the OP could get a Sony DVR cheap enough that might be a good option.
post #12 of 12
Problem w/ a Sony DVR as a tuner is power consumption. 33 watts for just a tuner is 4x what a plain tuner should consume and it runs 24/7 when you aren't using it. You also have a HDD spinning needlessly.

Since there are only two resolutions 480 & 720 that would/could be upconverted, further assuming 480 wouldn't be one of them, I don't see the concern about going from 720 to 1080.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HDTV Recorders
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Recorders › Tv tuner with 'Native output"