|Originally posted by wdwms
Ok here is what i'm trying to do. I don't like the 480i output of the 8000, on my TV it gets up converted to 480p and it looks terrible.
One question: What TV do you have? There's that much of a difference between SVideo from the Tivo and 480i from the 8000 via component?
The two look pretty equivalant on my setup (Sony 34XBR800) for analog channels. I'd give a slight edge to Tivo when at 'Best' and the advantage goes to the 8000HD for anything else.
Digital channels (SD ones) look markedly better when recorded on the 8000 (for me).
Ok ... a couple more comments:
1) You can output 480p from the 8000 instead of 480i. It doesn't do a great job of it (480i -> 480p) ... but it's not that bad (especially for digital channels).
2) Yes, the 3250HD (at least the latest formware versions that most people have) has always-on SVideo and composite output ... works (reasonably) well with Tivo.