Originally Posted by pscrzy /forum/post/14765804
I do have a line amp in my attic and yes if i just let the cable just hang out of the back of the recorder I get a amazing signal quality
Originally Posted by Stick128 /forum/post/14773166
I Believe most of the DVD recorders sold in the US in the past several years will record closed captions if they are present in the video. The issue very few people notice is that a software DVD player such as PowerDVD will not show these Closed captions unless it sees a flag that they are present. I have not seen any regularly used DVD authoring software that will automatically set this flag (you can use IFOEDIT to do it though). Also most of the commerical DVD authoring programs I have seen will strip out the Closed Captions from the MPEG2 video when you use them to make a DVD. By the way GUI for DVDauthor and DVD Shrink DO NOT strip the CC!
The Pioneer series of DVD recorders will capture closed captions with the video (its not mentioned in any of their manuals) but the finalized DVD will not show them in PowerDVD because the Pioneer software does not set the flag. All commercial DVD's I have seen set this flag so that PowerDVD will display them. Most commercial region 1 DVD's also have closed captions.
The interesting thing about the Philips Recorder is that it sets this closed caption flag and they will be visible if you play the DVD with PowerDVD (you have to turn it on in PowerDVD!).
Originally Posted by montward /forum/post/14774080
I eluded to this fact about the CC flag being recorded and read from Philips 3576 recordings made to DVD when playing back on Windows Media Player V 11...I guess my post of September 15th/08 got skimmed over in the thread.
Wajo...perhaps you could update your Tips area under CC recording and note that the Philips Does record the CC on digital ATSC broadcasts, it just wont display them when playing back on the Philips machine.
Originally Posted by wajo /forum/post/14774791
I don't think Stick128 mentioned that he was seeing DTV CC?
Anything received as an interlaced signal having CC embedded will have its CC recorded by any DVDR since the CC are an integral part of the interlaced pic (in the VBI).
I can't really update that tip on CC cuz the 3575/3576 really doesn't record digital CC... the new Magnavox 2160 added that capability, however... it has an option for DTV CC on or off:
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Set whether to record the DTV closed caption or not."
That setting is a new addition to the options in the 3575/3576 DTV CC setup menu. The 3575/3576 doesn't have such a setting, only one for setting and customizing a "Type" of DTV CC for display. A note explains that the DTV CC settings have no effect when recording (if viewing a live program with DTV CC set with a Service Type (only other option is OFF), it disappears immediately when you hit the REC button or a timer starts), per this note:
Even if you set DTV CC to anything other than OFF, its effect will temporarily be canceled while recording."
At one time I had seen a short note that "This unit does not record digital CC" or similar but can't find the specific source now.
Originally Posted by montward /forum/post/14775363
Thanks Wajo, ...just so that I can get my head around this and to make sure I completely understand what you are saying........so, when recording from DTV on the Philips, when I play back the recorded DTV content on my computer through Windows Media Player and select CC to "on" and the CC begins to display during the playback, what Im really seeing is the CC signal/flag which is embedded in the interlaced picture (VBI) from the DTV recording I had made on the Philips ?
So, essentially, it's an analog CC signal/flag that I am seeing ? OR am I totally off base here ?
Originally Posted by robodude2 /forum/post/14778360
Thanks for the quick reply.
I can get the signal because it sets the time automatically. Unfortunately it's 30 mins too slow.
I'll set it to manual but I'd really like the auto set feature to work. I think the unit is connected to my TV via coax. I prefer it this way since I get HD channels via QAM to my TV.