[mythtv-users] Beginner - Practical HDTV and Comcast Questions
beww at beww.org
Mon Jan 8 23:37:39 UTC 2007
On Jan 8, 2007, at 4:12 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2007, at 3:59 PM, Jerry Rubinow wrote:
> Essentially correct but perhaps not for long. Have a look at:
> This would appear to be a "consumer" device (albeit an expensive
> one) that is capable of encoding 1080i to an MPEG-2 stream.
Thinking about this further:
This is a CamCorder. After you subtract the cost of the optics, the 3-
chip imaging block, the hard drive, the battery and the profit margin
it means there is a 1080i encoder in there that's probably
wholesaling for $200 or less.
Eventually that chip or chipset will find its way into other products.
I'd guess it means you will be able to buy a component-input 1080i
encoder, probably on a PCI-Express card, for $400 or less.
Let's just hope it gets to market before some idiot makes it honor
some sort of broadcast flag :-)
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