I just purchased a Sony DVD burner for my computer this weekend. I already have a DVD recorder for my TV, and I use it to record TV shows.
Whenever I put the DVDs of the TV shows that I recorded into my regular DVD recorder, the picture quality is perfect and the audio sounds normal. However, when I put the discs into my computer's DVD burner and play the files in Nero, the image quality is greatly reduced, as if I had recorded it on a lower quality setting, and the audio sounds like an old VHS tape.
The DVD recorder for my TV automatically records files in the MPEG-2 format, so Nero software should be able to read that. Right? Why can't Nero software play my MPEG-2 files exactly like they look when I play them in my regular DVD recorder for my TV? Do I need to do something special or download something extra to play these files? I'm frustrated because I have high quality recordings that play in low quality on my computer.