[mythtv-users] HD Tuner Cards
mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Thu Jan 4 07:38:02 UTC 2007
Yeechang Lee wrote:
>Rudy Zijlstra <mythtv at edsons.demon.nl> says:
>>>h264 is another option (instead of MPEG2), though I don't believe
>>>any stations in the U.S. use it yet, though the BBC is currently
>>US will go that way. Europe is using it europe wide, not only
>>BBC. Its used on DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T and even over IP for IP STBs.
>I wouldn't count on it. I don't think many Europeans--even those on
>this list--appreciate just how far North America is ahead of the rest
>of the world in deploying over-the-air, satellite, and cable-based
The drawback of being first... You get legacy you need to handle.
>HDTV. While the BBC continues to fiddle with over-the-air HDTV trials
>in selected parts of London, US broadcast stations have been using
>ATSC to air HDTV programs since 1999, and the six national commercial
>broadcast networks have long since migrated their entire prime-time
>program lineups (except some reality programs) to HDTV; see
>not to say that rented cable and satellite boxes might not over time
>migrate to H.264, but ATSC and ATSC-based televisions, capture cards,
>and settop boxes are here to stay.
using that dratted 8-VSB on OTA, yes, sigh.
>Yeechang, daily enjoying the benefits of HDTV-on-MythTV through two
>cable boxes and one unamplified indoor antenna
> . . . and, because HDTV programs take 7.5GB/hour . . .
>Yeechang, owner of almost certainly the world's largest MythTV setup
>in terms of available storage
Hmmm.... Possible. There are more big setups though.
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