[mythtv-users] FW:HD TV's Slow Addoption

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 20:57:03 UTC 2007

> In summary, *if* I could replace my pvr500 with a similar HD card, and
> *if* the channels weren't all encrypted and require a cable card that
> practically doesn't exist as far as Linux/Mythtv are concerned... I
> would go out and buy a large flatscreen immediately and I'd just
> transcode my recordings way down to save disk space. But that's not
> the case, so I don't see such a compelling reason to give up my proper
> aspect ratios and analog signal access without a rental box just to
> get more pixels and use more disk space.

Since it sounds like you have basic cable, you should be able to just add a
Clear QAM HD tuner card to get the broadcast network HD feeds  off your
cable.  Your PVR 500 will continue to work just fine for analog SD
channels.  No set top box is required.  12GB  of storage  space is not
required  ( it more like 7-8GB/hr).

TV/IT Engineer
WCJB-TV Gainesville, FL
(352) 377 2020 x248
cribe at wcjb.com
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