Originally Posted by Ghpr13
...Is it possible to have the 3576 record off of my FM receiver? Could I have it set to record a radio show everyday at the same time (given that my FM receiver was on)? I wouldn't think it would matter that there's no video signal, just audio?
Initially, in the 'olden days
', I don't think that the designers considered that ANYONE would attempt to record AUDIO ONLY on a VHS Tape (or DVD Disc)
. Over a decade ago, when I discovered that the audio quality on my Sony SLV-676UC VCR didn't vary from SP to EP, I began copying *MULTIPLE* CDs (borrowed from the Public Library
) to *ONE* T-120 @ EP (i.e. *SIX* HOURS!
Unfortunately, as the years go by, designers tend to "Fix Things That *REALLY* Aren't Broken
, as per DigaDo
in the following post:
Originally Posted by DigaDo
I started doing this with videotape back in the 1980's using a HIFI VCR. I soon found that some VCRs would not play back audio only videotapes. Then I connected an unrelated video feed to be recorded along with the audio
. After that there were no problems playing back the videotapes for their audio...
Luckily, I only had / tried this with my Sony SLV-676UC which had NO PROBLEM with no video.
Originally Posted by JoeKustra I pulled the yellow video line from my STB, tuned to a music channel, and recorded music only (scheduled) on the rear AV1 input.
No problems. Sounded great at LP.Any speculations why lack of video would cause a change in storage use?
Pretty much the same as why a STATIC Channel ID Pattern would consume fewer bits than a LIVE hockey game.
I noticed the same "Fewer Bits Used
" last summer when a TMC movie of over 2:30:00 in length (2:45:00+?), successfully recorded @ SPP to the HDD, and HSD'd onto *ONE* disc. Since, IIRC, it was 'LetterBox', 2.35:1 or 1.86:1, (i.e. black bars top and bottom), I *ASSUMED* that the lack of 'activity
' inside the 'Black Bars' contributed to the increased 'Disc Capacity @ SPP'.
Thus, IMHO, *IF* the designers didn't get involved FIXING things, today we might have gotten TONS more 'Audio Only' recorded on a DVD via a DVDR.