Here's a puzzler. I have a .ts file edited with HDTVtoMPEG2 (Battlestar Galactica Episode 2-13 Epiphanies) that I tried to convert to program stream with MPEG-VCR. The file reports and plays back in the program as just over 8 minutes long. The original .ts edited file is over 3.5 GBs, but much of it is invisible to MPEG-VCR. When I play back the file in MyHD, it's all there. I ran it through MPEG2Repair, but no luck. So far, I've been able to repair every episode of the show that I've edited with H2M except for this one. I do this by editing around the original H2M edit points with MPEG-VCR. This gets rid of the time code inconsistencies and allows me to convert the .ts files to program stream. A strange anomaly.
I'm curious as to what kind of success those who are using this technique are having. So far, I've had a lot more success than failure, but some things just refuse to play nice with MF5.
From Dish Network and OTA, I've had success with: Battlestar Galactica, Rick Steves' Europe, Jeff Corwin Experience, Miracle Planet (Discovery HD documentary series), Smart Travels, Smallville (HDNet and OTA), 100 Greatest Discoveries, and a few movies (including Men in Black).
Failures include: Road Trip (Discovery HD), HD Getaways (Discovery HD), numerous movies (including Robots, Stakeout). Most movies, of course, won't fit on a double layer disc, so it's useless at this point to do more than test.