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mpeg-2 and search for hdtv and blu-ray

by mamontano / July 9, 2009 1:47 AM PDT

My camera records video to the mpeg-2 format. I'm only seeing
a few hdtv's and blu-ray players that support this. Should this
be a big concern? Want these devices to be able to accept this
format. I supposed that the mpeg-2 can be saved as something else
but would that be downgrading the quality. I can play this format
on my sony laptop. My camera is a sony as well. TIA

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MPEG-2 is a standard fromat.
by jcrobso / July 9, 2009 3:12 AM PDT

From the camera capture the video to your laptop and create a DVD from it. John

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Which camera model do you have?
by Pepe7 / July 9, 2009 3:21 AM PDT

Which camera is it for reference?


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(NT) sony dsc-h20
by mamontano / July 9, 2009 3:28 AM PDT
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correction - shoots mpeg-4 video
by mamontano / July 9, 2009 3:36 AM PDT
In reply to: sony dsc-h20

sorry. Throws a monkey wrench into things for me.

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Connects to Sony Bravia HDTVs
by Pepe7 / July 9, 2009 4:20 AM PDT

Naturally, since it's part of the Sony product line ;), it would be designed to connect to a Sony Bravia HDTV. That way you can view the 720p video taken by this particular still camera. You wouldn't necessarily need to convert to DVD in this sense simply for viewing at home provided you had a Bravia. Just ask your local Sony dealer to provide you with the correct cable for viewing on on of their TVs.


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by mamontano / July 9, 2009 4:50 AM PDT

They sell an optional sony type usb to hdmi cable to plug into hdtv.
It came with a sony type usb to regular usb, analog av (yellow, white,red) cable. Don't know if it will work going the usb route.
I'll check. Still not sure if i want to go sony just for this particular application. Kind of a samsung fan for lcd. I'll keep
researching to see what i can live with or without like ease of
connectivity keeping in mind the pq of the hdtv should be 1st.
I can plug it into my sd sony tv using the analogs and it works
just fine. Don't have any hdtvs with a usb port yet. All 3 samsungs
are series a540 or below (no usb).

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(NT) But lots of dvd player have usb input.
by ahtoi / July 9, 2009 6:31 PM PDT
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