Jeroen Stessen wrote: >> BTW, I discovered that the Philips DVDR 75/17 doesn't >> accept 480p, 720p, or 1080i component inputs for >> recording, even though the player does output >> progressive scan. The Accurian doesn't have a 480i >> component out option to try. :( > > But our TV processing platform, e.g. PNX8550, will > down-convert 480p or 720p or 1080i to 480i for you. Why > pay for the same hardware twice ? After protecting the > 480i with Macrovision we will let you record that. Bravo, Jeroen. So now, please go to your management with these requests: 1. Mate your PNX8550 to an ATSC demod. For example, the ST STV0370, and an all-standards VHF/UHF tuner. Or contact Samsung for their Gemini demod. Include CableCard for digital cable reception. 2. Package this in the DVDR3300H hard-disk and DVD recorder, or even lowlier brothers of this box, like a hard drive-only and DVD-only recorder. 3. For OTA or cable reception, for heaven's sake, *DISABLE* Macrovision protection. The FCC has never allowed copy protection to stop time-shifting, and that's not the purpose of the broadcast flag either. It is an Internet redistribution prevention mechanism. So there's never a valid excuse for a recorder, and especially a hard drive recorder which is really only meant for time shifting, to prevent copying an OTA signal. (This might not apply to CGMS-A.) 4. Market these boxen in the US. If priced right, which means less than the $1000 Sony is charging for their new DTT/cable DVR, if it performs well, and if it's advertized just a little, it will sell. Especially as we approach 2009. (I've discovered that frequently, NTSC OTA stations transmit with Macrovision, which prevents the DVDR 75/17 from recording. Ditto for a colleague of mine who has this same recorder, although he didn't know it was a copy protection problem. He thought his box was bad and was blaming Philips. I've contacted both NBC and CBS about this, and they both denied doing any such thing on purpose. However, after being made aware of the problem, it seems to stop happening. Fox and UPN also have done this occasionally.) It's high time we get some reasonably priced DTT recording devices in the US market. Grazie, Jeroen. I guarantee at least two sales of this box! And you can put all the DVB-T, CableCard, and ATSC logos on it together! Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.