[mythtv-users] Recommend an HD/SD tuner card?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 13 17:28:48 UTC 2006
Steve Adeff wrote:
> On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:27, Tony Godshall wrote:
>> According to Steve Adeff,
>>> no card that I know of does HD and SD together well. If you want to do
>>> QAM/ATSC, then get a cheap HD tuner card, ~$100 and if you want to do SD
>>> get a PVR-150, ~$70 or PVR-500 ~$150.
>> In my experience, whatever card can receive digital HDTV
>> can also receive (digital) SDTV. In my area, KQED transmits
>> five or six (digital) SD channels when it's not transmitting
>> HDTV. It's important not to confuse digital SD with analog
>> TV, and certainly not to use "SD" as a shorthand for the
>> latter. The PVR-150 will only capture analog.
> true, but from what I understand, "digital SD" is technically ED since
> exact resolutions etc vary depending on channel, carrier, etc.
1080i and 720p are called High Definition TV (HDTV). 480p is called
Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV). 480i is Standard Definition TV (SDTV).
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