Today at 12:30PM (EST) HDnet Movies is showing Sex and the Single Girl. This is one of my favortie Natalie Wood pictures, that also stars Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Lauren Bacall. This is being reported on TitanTV and on HDnet's own website.
His HD box probably outputs a downconverted signal out the Composite or S-vid output for recording. Would still probably look cleaner/better than recorded off TCM. My Pace DC550 HD cable box will and my previous SA3250HD cable box would do this. Also my OTA Toshiba DST3000 HD Sat/box can do it.
Recording HD off the S-Video out of an HD cable box will result in a somewhat worse picture then just recording it off of TCM. It will be an anamorphic 480 downconvert but every cable box I have seen adds TONS of scaling artifacts.
Looks great is subjective I guess, but I would say after watching the HDNet broadcast for a bit through the S-Video out of my HD Pioneer cable box, looks like crap would be a more accurate description of any DVD-R you may have put this on.
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