Originally Posted by Tommy Boy
You won't convert to mp4 or avi without losing some quality
That's true. The first time I downloaded a huge mkv. file, I had to suffer endless amounts of programs to change it (that time mkv. was new). Everybody seemed to recommend ConvertXtoDVD. It did the job but my 11 GB download ended up as 3.5 GB! I could have easily downloaded a DVD5 at 4.5 or so from somewhere.
One thing I have observed though, is that even a 'shrunk' HD print is sharper than a normal DVD. This has been true, at least, in my case.