I would like to upgrade to High Def Comcast Cable service but wait a few years before getting a High Def Recorder.
I would like to record the high def signal on my Liteon stand alone units. (5005 and 5045). Is this possible by using the "component" leads that come with the Comcast decoder unit? The tech service at Comcast can't give me an answer but they do confirm they have the red, green, blue component connections.
Also==can anyone confirm that the digital signal "before" the cable box IS digital and my standard ntsc recording units cannot handle that digital signal==and of course that the r-g-b are analogue and can be "sampled" by the standalone dvd recorders? From what little I think I know, I can see reasons why this could or could not work. ((Rats!!))
What I've read has been contradictory with articles not "focusing" with precision on the nature of these various signal sources.
What I'd like to do is record for a few years at the 720 x 480 ((or maybe even at PAL settings?--why not?)) and get a nice set of home burned movies ready to play on my next high def tv. My standard dvd's won't be high def but I understand an upcoding dvd player approaches the quality of high def???
Thanks. /// bobbo.