One of the most frequently asked questions L-L Customer Service receives is:
How do I watch your download video on my TV?
I am interested in collecting the various methods and observations that customers have when they watch our download video on a television so that I can create a more extensive webpage of answers and methods.
My stock answer to the question is that the files will look best if played through a hardware conversion device such as an Apple TV, a Sony Playstation or an XBox.
[I export the download files through QuickTime Pro to Apple TV format (when necessary for AAC sound conversion) and then play the component signal on a HD set - the most recent stuff looks great.]
But not everyone has or wants such a device... although my betting is that such devices represent the main thrust of future web/video development.
So, what success have others had with conversion to DVD? My results are disappointing and I reluctantly tell customers that it is possible to put them on a DVD but the resulting video will look sub-standard. Essentially that process is like opening and saving a JPEG photograph: compression on top of compression looks like crap.
Has anyone had reasonable success with a scan converter? If so, which model?
Are there any other viable methods?
All suggestions welcomed.