I just want to make sure that when I fork up the money for a DVD ATSC RECORDER that it "hopefully" will pass thru ATSC in HD 16:9 format and downconvert HD 16:9 to also fit on a DVD and than upconvert it back to 16:9 Quasi HD. And that it will look descent on my Pioneer 43 Inch Plasma. I would also expect said recorder to have Surround Sound output. It would also be nice if said recorder had a built in upgradeable Hard Drive DVR recorder.
Component In would be nice as well as "Component out which is a must" since HDMI has plenty of issues.
If it does not have a Hard Drive DVR recorder it darn well better have a very reliable DVD recorder and software to work smoothly for finalizing and so on.
I just have this fear that I will fork out $300.00+ for a DVD ATSC Recorder with downconvert and upconvert and I will be unhappy with it and find that it fails to finalize, does not recognize a DVD that it just recorded the previous night , locks up for some unknown reason requiring the pulling of power plug with loss of set up, failure to recognise blank DVD in drive for timed recording when the DVD in the drive is a perfectly good one and my el' inexpensive Dell Laptop has no trouble recognising this blank DVD so why does the DVD recorder have trouble recognising it?
And does not run so hot that I could cook a Cony on it.
And that is how I basically rambled down to asking Roger what reliable DVD recorder he had in hopes that this company model "PYE PY90DG" would eventually come out with a DVD ATSC upconvert/Downconvert HD recorder that I would be happy with.
Again sorry to confuse you,