Ok, I have seen many different numbers in terms of the resolution recorded by the PVR function -- I have seen 480x480, 352x240, and I am wondering what resolution the MPEG2 data is actually at... Is it at 720x480? If there was a way to get at it easily, as on the standalone tivos, it would make things much easier for archiving then it is now -- now it's PVR-> Sony Firewire camcorder -> Firewire interface on PC -> Capture -> VirtualDub for crop to 640x480 and Deinterlace -> DivX compression...Excellent quality when following this, but if I can get a 720x480 MPEG2 stream, I could put things directly onto DVD-R, which would be cool.
Also, is the motherboard for the PVR501 like the Tivo or not? Ie, can you add ethernet to it? I'd open it up and look, but I'm on the digital home plan, and I'd rather not have problems later, especially if I can't do anything.
Thanks, and this is a very cool board!