Is the recording from HD HBO channel as good as a dvd?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by vid53, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. vid53

    vid53 New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    I just recorded the Titanic on my Hd tivo from the HBO HD channel. Is the sound and picture supposed to be as good as the dvd?

    Thanks vid53
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    Picture should be better, sound should be pretty much the same. A lot of variables, though.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Assuming that the HBO HD broadcast was 1080i HiDef, then the video quality should be much better than a DVD (only 480p). Audio should be about the same since both are Dolby Digital 5.1. But, as Steve points out, there can be lots of other variables. Why do you ask?
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    But, if they used the DVD as the source. :)
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    I qualified my response because, while HBO HD should be 1080i, we know that DirecTV does some pretty heavy compression and the results may not be as good as they ought to be. That said, my viewing of the HD channels (primarily DIscovery HD and HDNET) show a picture noticeably better than the best DVDs.
  6. Runch Machine

    Runch Machine New Member

    Feb 7, 2002
    I've recorded Titanic several times from HBO. Picture is great but they are not sending it with 5.1 sound. The DVD has awesome 5.1 sound. Has anyone recorded a version from HBO with 5.1 sound?

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