[opendtv] Re: ATSC experience

  • From: "Albert Manfredi" <bert22306@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 14:32:37 -0500

Some other tidbits.

The HDMI to DVI cable did not want to work. I'm
not sure what the problem is, but I think it is that
the Accurian only supports "480i, 720p, or 1080i,"
as they say on the HDMI mode select switch.
Whatever that means, it probably doesn't include
my LCD panel's 1024 X 768 non-square pixel,
progressive. So don't bother buying the ridiculously
expensive cable unless you have a good idea that
it's going to work.

So I'm using component analog for the LCD
monitor and S-video for the signal from the
Accurian to the DVD recorder (which won't
record true HD anyway.)

The Accurian only has a basic on/off timer, not
a proper channel select timer. So I can record
as many DTT programs as I want -- but only
from one channel at a time. Works really well
though, with that limitation.

Also, DTT stations, with the exception of ABC
2 Balt and Fox 45 Balt, have the annoying
habit of not allowing you to zoom in on either
letterboxed or letterboxed + pillarboxed
shows. Those two stations, instead, permit
zooming in their -2 stream, which is otherwise
(as far as I can tell) a simulcast of the -1

I have to say, HDTV is where I was wanting
TV to be since I first saw TV. Finally an image
that isn't inherently grainy, raster-y, and/or
hopelssly marred by an obvious shadow mask.


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