Mpeg2 sems to look the best. I put a removable drive trays on my computer. so i can have a lot more shows on my computers. and just change the drive for a show i want to watch.Yes, I responded at TCF to your query as well. VC-1 encodes produced by VRD can be pushed natively to TiVo HD, but as I pointed out in other post VC-1 encodes can be painfully slow even compared to H.264 encodes.
For videos originating from TiVo HD personally I would not bother encoding to another format only to send back to TiVo though. mpeg2 is still the best format for playback on TiVo even though mpeg2 transfers are the slowest.
From my experience with pushing various videos onto my TivoHD, the main issue with either h.264 or vc-1 video is framerate incompatibilities with the Tivo. H.264 and VC-1 should both looks just as good as MPEG2 as long as it is encoded correctly. I still encode everything back to MPEG2 simply because the issues with framerate with the other formats annoy me. According to TivoJerry on TCF, the framerate issues were fixed with the Premiere. So that is an option for you if you want to stay with h.264.Mpeg2 sems to look the best. I put a removable drive trays on my computer. so i can have a lot more shows on my computers. and just change the drive for a show i want to watch.
but would be nice to have more shows per drive with h.264