how does standard tivo record a hi-def show?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Ted Lee, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    somebody asked me, but i wasn't sure.

    so, if i have a regular external tivo box, and i'm watching a hi-def show, does the tivo just record it at standard definition quality?

    or can it even record it at all?
     
  2. Stephen Tu

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    Whatever HDTV receiver you are using would have to have a downconverted, NTSC output, which the Tivo would record as usual. Some of them can't output HD & NTSC at the same time, unfortunately.
     

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