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Is there any dropped frames, do you typically convert the file into a divx after a while to save space, or do you just use the hard drive for time shifting then delete the content?


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The HD cards record the exact stream as it is broadcast. There are only dropouts if the source has dropouts. If the source is perfect, the copy is perfect.


I keep everything on HD's myself. I don't archive much, so I'm sticking with HD's for now. Others use DV tape or DDS tapes or DVD-R's. Depends on what your intended uses are.


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or do you just use the hard drive for time shifting then delete the content?
With the AccessDTV, (The only card that can truly PVR timeshift?) I typically let the buffer fill up for say 20min on an hour long program then start watching. I then fast forward thru commercials and end just about real time. No deleting is necessary. I don't have access to anything that I want to archive (HBO / Showtime) I have no interest in archiving network movies. I do have a growing collection (50+) of musical acts from the Tonight Show archived to CDR.


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Could somebody provide some HD recordings for evaluation?


I am located in Europe so we do not have access to such material.


On the other hand I have access to Pansonic 50" plasma display

connected to to dual Athlon Windows XP machine which serves as

digital TV decoder.
 

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The problem with transport stream samples is the size...they're very very large. Also, playback without a HD card is tricky...I've never gotten it to work without playing back through the card directly though some claim to have had success.

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HiPix works great!
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Just a thought...It seems like with files this big it might be best to just trade hard drives UPS style. I would bet that is the fastest way to move 160 Gb of...


Question: How well does DivX compresion work with a HiPix file? Can it be cut in half or more without artifact damage?
 
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