Originally Posted by abileneguy2005
I really want to watch LOST in HD and I have to record it because I'm never home when it comes on. I've decided that the cheapest way to record it is with an HDTV card in my computer and bring the signal in through my bunny ears.
Here's two questions. 1) When I record it to my hard drive I'm assuming that an hour show would be like 2 gigs. If I then burn it to a dvd to watch on my tv won't it be in high definition? I heard that you can only burn high def to hddvd or blu-ray discs but a normal dvd will hold 4.7 gigs won't it?
2) I could hook my computer up to my tv but I'm not sure what connection to use. My tv has a vga in port and an hdmi port. My computer has a vga out and a dvi out. I can get a cable that will do dvi to hdmi. Which would be the better video connection? I'll have to deal with audio a different way.
As long as you have decent sound from your computer I would use the DVI-HDMI cable as long as your tv doesn't have issues with scaling....otherwise the VGA port would be better obviously.
The problem for me (no KTXS digital on Suddenlink) is that both my tv (Panasonic TH-42PZ77U 1080p plasma) and my dvr (Philips DVDR 3575H) have ATSC/QAM tuners but neither will do an all inclusive scan of analog/digital/antenna signals. Analog/digital can be done together on both but doing a over the air scan on either one means losing all the digi/analog channels, and then having to do the painfully slow process again if I want them back.
I really wish either KTXS would cave in or Suddenlink ponies up the cash SOON.