[mythtv-users] HDTV on Myth -- is it a "myth?"
papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Mon Oct 11 18:43:07 UTC 2004
> I probably should open a new thread for this but anyway.. I took a
> little trip over to pcHDTV and took a fresh box (except the new hd-3000
> driver was working on this already) and installed Mythtv. Nothing odd
> came up at all. Myth started right up, live-tv and recording. TV
> signals also worked, which the dev from pcHDTV didn't think would work.
> The HD-3000 uses Video4linux 2, and everything but the signal check
> should work using regular v4l. .. They're going to see why signal
> checking does work. :) So no need to worry about support for the
> HD-3000, it works right off.
> Now for QAM. pcHDTV does have the micro code for the QAM on the
> HD-3000 card. This means support will be coming. pcHDTV was not able
> to get the microcode (yet?) for the HD-2000 and it's a shot in the dark
> at getting stable QAM support working on the HD-2000, but it's not
> impossible. It would probably be easier to try and convience them to
> give pcHDTV the microcode than hack at it from how things were stated to
Sounds about right. Microcode for the Oren chip. Fairly unloved
hex code. As long as QAM support is planned eventually, that sound good.
> Other than QAM, there isn't much difference in what people can expect.
> There's a little more multi-path rejection in the hd-3000, but not
> enough to make a deal of. That's really all to say.
... and 3.3v pci rather than 5v, right?
> Pre-sales are to start in the next week or two, shipping a week or two
> after that.
OK... that's what I was looking for. I think it was basically a
cost-reduction and parts-availibility redesign.
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