[mythtv-users] UK Freview HD isers - what specs are your frontends

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Thu Mar 29 13:00:27 UTC 2007


Stroller wrote:
> On 28 Mar 2007, at 15:30, David Campbell wrote:
>> ...
>> I'll be getting Sky HD later in the year (house move) but I'd like to
>> play a bit until then
> 
> If you're able to bolt the dish to the wall & align it yourself then  
> you could get hi-def BBC with a DVB-S card. I can appreciate that if  
> you need a Sky installer it would be a wasted expense if you plan to  
> move house in the near future. I was planning on getting an installer  
> in, but have just been given a Sky dish via my local freecycle, so  
> figure I might as well have a go at DIY.
> 
> A DVB-S card will allow you to record hi-def BBC and all the other  
> free-to-air channels on satellite. You _may_ be able to record Sky  
> using an appropriate 3rd-part CAM card, but even if you prefer to use  
> the Sky box a 4-way LNB will allow you to use the disk for that & for  
> MythTV at the same time.

This is very interesting but I am a little lost.

Can you explain the differences between the DVB-T and DVB-S and how 
DVB-S would allow a system incapable of decoding H264 to be able to do it?

I already have a Sky dish - just no Sky HD box.

Thanks

dave


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