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February 26, 2005 2:51:14 AM

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Folks,
I am shortly taking delivery on a Toshiba model 51H94 widescreen
HDTV. I have a couple questions you might be able to answer. Myself
and a big- screen tech couldn't find the answer.
While watching an HDTV channel on the HDTV, what type of signal is
available at the NTSC video outputs of the TV??
1. The television has standard NTSC video and audio outputs to mate
with present NTSC VCR's. My question is: If I watch an HDTV program and
record it on a standard NTSC VCR, when I play it back what do I see?
Will I see distorted signal 3x2 pulldown? Or will I see standard
resolution in letterbox form... i.e. the 16x9 format picture with black
bands on top and bottom of the screen? Or am I not able to record to
NTSC VCRs from HDTV Channels?

2. Same question for my present video senders and transmitter. I
currently cable the video and audio to a wireless 2GHZ sender and send
it to receiver at a projector location. I also cable the video and audio
to a UHF channel 20 transmitter to send it to 4 other televisions around
the house. If I watch HDTV channel on the TV, what will I see via the
projector and on other tv's around the house?
TIA,
Jim Kennedy
LT USN(Ret)
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 8:01:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

When I've recorded HD channels from my cable box, it worked, but
obviously not in HD. The pictures I got appeared like when I record
letterboxed TV shows with black bands on top and bottom. No guarantee
that your TV output will work the same as my cable box does.

Picture quality, while not HD, was much better quality than recording
regular channels over the same cable box. Several months after I got
HD, I purchased a hard drive recorder. This also does not record in
HD, but is much higher quality than video tape. When I record a show
off the HD channels to the hard drive, the quality is comparable to
buying a commercial DVD. While not HD, it is still a great picture.

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 23:51:14 -0500, Jim <jimatcecil@bellsouth.net>
wrote:

>Folks,
> I am shortly taking delivery on a Toshiba model 51H94 widescreen
>HDTV. I have a couple questions you might be able to answer. Myself
>and a big- screen tech couldn't find the answer.
>While watching an HDTV channel on the HDTV, what type of signal is
>available at the NTSC video outputs of the TV??
> 1. The television has standard NTSC video and audio outputs to mate
>with present NTSC VCR's. My question is: If I watch an HDTV program and
>record it on a standard NTSC VCR, when I play it back what do I see?
>Will I see distorted signal 3x2 pulldown? Or will I see standard
>resolution in letterbox form... i.e. the 16x9 format picture with black
>bands on top and bottom of the screen? Or am I not able to record to
>NTSC VCRs from HDTV Channels?
>
>2. Same question for my present video senders and transmitter. I
>currently cable the video and audio to a wireless 2GHZ sender and send
>it to receiver at a projector location. I also cable the video and audio
>to a UHF channel 20 transmitter to send it to 4 other televisions around
>the house. If I watch HDTV channel on the TV, what will I see via the
>projector and on other tv's around the house?
>TIA,
>Jim Kennedy
>LT USN(Ret)
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