I figured it was tied in to that someway. It's confusing though because the conversion says it's still 1080p even at a lower bps. Is there any way to determine the bps of the original - which in this case is a standard VTS movie file or are all VTS files the same bps? I ask because in most cases the file size I'm converting decreases but in a few cases it actually increases.
For example a clip of Pulp Fiction converts from 424,172 mb (VTS) to 234,676 mb (HDVideo 1080p 4000 bps) where as a clip of Ferris Bueller's Day Off converts from 502,700 mb (VTS) to 650,281 (HDVideo 1080p 4000 bps).
The end result is I want to play them back on a 50" Panasonic.