is fucking PIMP. I was just sitting there, watching some infomercial/telethon on PBS... because it's in hd. 4, 5, and 11 apparently don't have their HD broadcasts always on. David Letterman was running 1080i, but it looked like a stretched 480i, but Craig Kilborn right after that, was nice and crisp at 1080i. Channel 8 news rebroadcast on channel 52 was only running 480i (not sure why it picked up 4, 5, and 11, but not 8, instead it picked up 52 which seems to simulcast whatever wfaa is broadcasting... dunno. Maybe 52 is wfaa's hd channel, while 4, 5, and 11 do hd off their normal broadcast channels? If anyone with an hdtv would be so kind as to enlighten me
I'm actually amazed that the little shittling antenna that was included with the card, was actually picking up any signals at all, with as far out as I live. But it picked up a good 25 stations, about 15 of which had enough signal strength to watch smoothly.
I can definitely see I won't be recording any shows in full hdtv resolution/compression... 100ish gigs free on my drive, and that's only enough for about 30 minutes of recording
. Though that's good for about 1 day at dvd quality, 2 days at svcd, and 4 days at vcd quality... so I think I'll be sticking to those presets for now
Now to get an actual hdtv instead of my Dell 2001FP.