Editor's Notes & Price Research
- This price matches a popular +154 Frontpage deal from August.
- Lifetime service is good for the duration of the DVR, additional fees may apply for transferring service when replacing the DVR box. Refer to the forum thread for additional discussion on each DVR unit. -johnny_miller
Previous FP deal from this summer:
OTA is genearlly 720p or 1080i. It is generally considered to be less heavily compressed than cable or satellite, but does also use older MPEG2 compression. The result is that a single hour of TV can take 8GB or more of hard disk space. As it compares to 4K, that depends on your TV size and the distance you are sitting from the TV (http://s3.carltonbale.
Computers should be able to easily play the MPEG2 files that can be exported (i believe with additional software). However, most mobile/tablet devices don't support hardware decoding of MPEG 2, and as a result may need to have the files re-encoded for smooth playback. The likely target will use h.264 which will also greatly reduce the file sizes.