[mythtv-users] tivo series 3 released
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Tue Sep 12 12:58:35 EDT 2006
On 9/12/06, Matt Porter <mporter at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 11:03:19AM -0500, Paul V. Gratz wrote:
> > On Tuesday 12 September 2006 11:04, Matt Porter wrote:
> > > There's always the R5000HD solution for the high-end user though.
> > > However, it generally relegates you to satellite which has pretty
> > > poor HDTV quality (over-compression) compared to most cable MSOs.
> > What is the "R5000HD" solution? Is this a satellite card that works in
> > the US? What network and what cost?
> It's hardware hack that is installed into a select set of STB
> boxes. It presents an unecrypted video stream over USB to a
> separate PC. That PC (running Windoze) has drivers for the USB
> device as well as an application that remuxes the proprietary
> stream into an MPEG-2 TS.
> Somebody around here put together some support for using that
> Windoze box as a mythtv recording device..search the archives.
> Info at http://www.nextcomwireless.com/R5000/home.htm
Don't forget that the TiVo is basically and x86 PC. If it has a
cablecard interface then someone will hack it. If cablecard does take
off then MS will push for cable card interfaces for the PC as well.
It'll come around to linux eventually. It may be a grey area like
DeCSS but I happily watch DVDs now.
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