Re: What resolution in .TS files?
You're going to find that, with extremely few exceptions, HDTV broadcasts from your local NA stations are always one or another thing.
You'll get either 1920x1080 interlaced, at 29.97 fps, or 1280x720 progressive, at 59.94 fps. Audio bitrates vary between 384 and 640 (640 if very rare) kbps, Dolby Digital in 2 or 6 channels. FOX tends to 448 kbps, as does ABC, in most markets. Yours may vary.
Once you get to know your local stations, you'll always see this.
You can also open a .TS file in MediaInfo, while recording, and it will spit out the stats as of that point.