[mythtv-users] an interesting HD device
gull at gull.us
Mon Oct 29 16:21:38 UTC 2007
On Oct 29, 2007, at 8:39 AM, Brett Kosinski wrote:
> On 10/28/07, Dan Ritter <dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu> wrote:
>> (No, it's not a Black Magic "we don't like those Linux folks"
>> Summary: it's a single-board computer with an ARM CPU and a
>> hefty coprocessor for video, that has a Linux SDK and can
>> manage realtime 720P MPEG4 encoding. Large quantity price of
>> about $10, so a little box with USB, power supply and
>> appropriate analog I/O could be profitable around $100.
>> That would make a very nice "connect to HD satellite box"
> AFAICT, the biggest problem with this thing is that it only does
> 720p at 30, whereas most HD broadcasts are, AFAIK, 720p at 60 or 1080i at 30
> (of course, correct me if I'm wrong :).
I bet a lot of people would be happy to watch HDTV downsampled to
720p at 30, though. As was discussed in an earlier thread, at typical
home viewing distances the difference between 1080 and 720 isn't
noticeable anyway, except in the case of front projection setups
where the image size is quite large.
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