Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Shaw Digital Cable subscriber
I'm also able to record transport streams, though it's a little spotty, either live or recorded digital channels, but dvd's make from the ts have shifted (forward) audio. The transport streams play (in media player classic) but show horizontal lines, similar in appearance to traditional tv, whenever there is movement. These artifacts carry over in any conversion. Also, the TS's do no preview in HDTVtoMPEG2 or SVCD2DVD.
This latter seems to me a symptom that something is haywire. Obviously I'm not that knowledgable, just chronicling observations.
Tonight I did a test CapDVHS of one of the oldest recordings currently on our pvr, a high def pbs program from Sept. 19/07. It came across perfectly, no artifacts, previews fine in HDTVtoMPEG2 and SVCD2DVD. Just now did a dvd conversion, with SVCD2DVD: no problems, good quality, no out-of-sync audio.
This recording done tonight from a Sept 19/07 pvr recording was done with a 25' firewire cable (no repeater), and my usual workflow. And it's fine. Fine at the transport stream stage, no artifacts, no preview problems, troublefree dvd conversion.
The only conclusion I can make is the problem is with Shaw. This is their response to my email enquiry on the subject:
"You are correct, we do not provide any technical assistance when you record from a Shaw digital PVR cable box to the computer via firewire.
Thank you for choosing Shaw Eservices."
Last edited by 57; 2007-12-30 at 12:39 AM.
Reason: Date corrected.