[mythtv-users] Okay, slow down, HDTV idiot here...
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Sat Jul 17 18:20:05 EDT 2004
Cory Papenfuss wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jul 2004, Tim Tait wrote:
>>> Of course this still doesn't plug the gaping along hole. Create a
>>> capture card with composite inputs and record off of your cable box...
>> That's what I've been saying! You can get an 3 channel 205MSps 8b/ch
>> ADC for VGA->Flat-panel conversion for $20 in low quantites. Add some
>> SRAM, an MPEG encoder (FGPA?) and some glue and your done. Then you
>> can record whatever yout component video TV can see (hmm, is
>> macrovision another hurdle here?). I'm suprised one can't be bought
> I'm assuming, then, that he meant to say "component," rather than,
> "composite." It's certainly possible, and I must admit I'm surprised
> that there aren't consumer-grade versions out there. The MPEG encoder
> would be a bit tough, as there aren't too many MPEG2 encoders for SDTV
> (e.g. PVR-250), let alone real-time HDTV. That doesn't mean that
> there aren't any... just not in the consumer realm (read: price).
You are correct I *did* mean component.
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