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Will DVD/HardDrive recorders handle HDTV?

by rtdtnx / July 27, 2004 9:04 AM PDT

I have been impressed with DVD/Harddrive recorders, but have not seen anything about their ability to handle HDTV. Do they record HDTV? Are they capable of doing this with upgrade? With HDTV so close to being "officially rolled out", why is no one talking about this????

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(NT) (NT) It's been debated. Hollywood nixed it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2004 9:48 AM PDT
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Re: Will DVD/HardDrive recorders handle HDTV?
by ctyson / October 22, 2004 12:44 AM PDT

No. But there but there are 2 new competing HD DVD formats currently being developed by Toshiba and Sony. Should be rolling out about 3rd qtr '05.

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Re: Will DVD/HardDrive recorders handle HDTV?
by alan_pw / November 5, 2004 2:00 AM PST

So DVDs,TV signals, and cable and satellite are only just beginning to offer signals capable of producing HDTV signals ?? So what fraction of video items available are capable of HDTV? 10% ? 25% ? Are all these things due to be ready on the government's switchover timetable? What year will that be?

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Re: Will DVD/HardDrive recorders handle HDTV?
by jcrobso / December 2, 2004 6:04 AM PST

Right now the only way to record HDTV on a hard drive is to use a PC with a HDTV tuner card. The downside is it can only be watched on the PC.

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Not necessarily true (about only watching on PC)
by jdestremps / December 16, 2004 6:38 AM PST

My guess is, that if you can output DVI from your computer, and you have a DVI compatible input on your HDTV compatible TV or projector (like I have on my Panasonic projector), then you can display it to your HDTV TV from the PC.

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