TiVo Prefers HD!

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by ColinYounger, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Just set my wish-list for F1 and when checking the planned recordings I noticed something interesting - the "higher channel is better" rule still applies.

    On the S1, TiVo would always pick higher numbered channels as they would be the Cable\Satellite ones and therefore better quality than the analogue 1-4 channels.

    What that means to me is that TiVo will record the F1 in HD (Ch.108) rather than F1 on "normal" BBC (Ch.101).

    :up:
     
  2. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Unfortunately it might also use the regional and AD BBC channels in the 85* series.
     
  3. deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    But why isn't it using BBC1 Wales/Scotland/NIreland/AD which are in the 850's ?
     
  4. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Snap:D
     
  5. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Its not the highest channel number - as they are also in the 800s. It does seem to go for HD if its available - which is what it should do.
     
  6. howardmicks

    howardmicks VM Tivo User

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    i wish still awaiting a suggested program in hd,keeps recording sd versions on mine
     
  7. yerksha puddin

    yerksha puddin New Member

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    Doesn't seem the most sensible choice if you don't own an HD TV. :eek::(
     
  8. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well my non-HD Panny can display HD channels; just not in HD of course.
     
  9. yerksha puddin

    yerksha puddin New Member

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    My Tivo video output setting is set such that it will display all content at the correct resolution for my non-HD TV but the HD recordings use more disc space, of course.
     
  10. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    My TiVo is on a HD screen, but the V+ is connected via scart, and HD channels look better on that than SD channels. Probably due to the higher bitrate.
     
  11. TCM2007

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    The SD channels are often broadcast at below full SD resolution, 544 x 576 is common.
     
  12. deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    perhaps suggestions are done differently to wishlists ... my TiVo recorded an episode of the Apprentice USA on BBC1 London despite also being on BBC1 HD ... and also despite it already being recorded on BBC1 as a series link.
     
  13. OzSat

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    The quality of the HD transmission is better than the SD version - even when the source is not HD and the tv is not HD.
     
  14. MrHoggie

    MrHoggie New Member

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    just swapped my Phillips hd lcd tv for the LG infinity, which has a learn function for tv signal in put, but the tivo doesn't support hand-shack function or its in the settings somewhere.
    virgins V+ used to switch over from SD to HD when a HD channel was selected in auto mode, but not the tivo:confused:
     
  15. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Sorry? I dont undersand what you're saying?
     
  16. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    There was no switching on V+ - it output as HD or SD depending on box setting - not the channel being viewed.
     
  17. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Ah. OK. Silly me. :eek:
     

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