[mythtv-users] downscale HDTV from component to s-video?
dwalton at cisco.com
Wed Sep 27 14:13:36 UTC 2006
On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Allan Wilson wrote:
> On 9/27/06, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/27/06, Daniel Walton <dwalton at cisco.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I think the answer to my question is "such a beast does not exist" but
> > > I'll ask
> > > it anyway.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know of a magic little box that will accept HDTV via
> > > component video
> > > and downscale it to an outbound s-video port? I'm trying to find a way
> > > to get a
> > > downscaled ESPNHD feed into my mythtv box since that should be a much
> > > cleaner
> > > source than recording analog cable. TWC said they disable the s-video
> > > output
> > > for HD channels on their scientific atlanta 3250HD so that rules that
> > > out.
> > Looks like the answer is yes, but it's not cheap. Here's a discussion
> > from avsforum on the topic:
> > http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archive/index.php/t-632883.html
> > -Jerry
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> Why not bring it in to Myth using firewire? It is cheap and content can
> still be viewed on standard tv's although it is in widescreen.
I haven't tried it but I'm 99% sure the encrypted channels (ESPNHD for example)
won't show up over firewire.
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