Originally Posted by DoctorM
I just bought a 3576 at Sams Club (new, clearence, $84), and started reading your guide before opening it.
I'm having some misgivings, even at the price.
DTS: I understand it doesn't decode, but will it pass the DTS via optical to a tuner if the output is set to stream?
WS/Lbx/etc: You describe the recordings as WYSIWYG. My source will be the DVD recorder's own tuner (I do not have a STB, but have a cable provider), the TV it is attached to is 4x3 so wide programming will need to be viewed letterboxed. The thing is I do not want to record letterboxed, I want to record anamorphic so burned discs will be optimal quality when viewed on other displays. Is this possible? (Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but I found your explanation a bit confusing.)
You said when recording natural 16x9 as as 16x9 wide recording played on a 4x3 TV:
This is unclear. Are you saying there are black bars added but the AR is slightly off, or are you saying the image fills the screen top to bottom, and YOU are unable to tell the difference in the AR.
Finally, it sounds like only single layers discs can be used, not DVD9s.
Btw, this unit was boxed Feb '08. I'll let you know about the tuner if/when I get this set up.
Edit: Also has anyone tried to hack the firmware to give better functionality (such as DivX over USB)?