DVDO vs. TiVo
Posted on 2013-12-28
The Panasonic Z65ZT60 has the ability to show a 1080p x 24 input really well. However, the formatting I get from TWC is all over the map and 1080i at best. In addition, the TV seems to downgrade any audio output to PCM (can anyone verify this?) which doesn't play well with my Sonos Playbar, Sub, and 2 Play:1s. I'm thinking about two options: getting rid of my two Motorola DCX3400-M (has the ability to output 1080p but TWC won't unlock that unless it's playing something recorded) and swapping the living room box for a TiVo Roamio Plus and the bedroom for a TiVo Mini. Of course then I'd have to pay an extra service charge each month and lose access to all of my on demand premium channels. I found a good price on a DVDO iScan Duo and it gets great reviews. I could stream the signal from Duo to the DVDOAir-P in the bedroom with good line of sight. If I had to, I could keep the living room Roamio, add the Duo and AirP as well. I'm really looking for the best picture and audio I can get. Any suggestions? As usual it seems to come down to where I can get the purest signal going into the TV as well as audio going out....