Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BC Interior, Shaw Direct
OlStatic, I can't be 100% sure but I am fairly confident for two reasons:
1) The mod was always advertised as having no quality degradation of the video signal. It was the raw MPEG2 stream.
2) In order for the receiver to convert the signal, it would need to have an MPEG2 encoder (not decoder) to re-encode the MPEG2 signal to a different resolution and create a new MPEG2 stream. There is literally zero reason for the DSR505 to have a MPEG2 encoder. When it outputs to different resolutions via DVI or component, that is a function of the receivers decoder. Using an encoder for this just adds unnecessary complexity and cost to the receiver. Same goes for the mod chip: unnecessary cost and complexity to add an encoder.
Again, I'm not 100% sure, but I'm about 99% sure.