[mythtv-users] Analog HD capture with realtime hardware compression
myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 4 17:48:02 UTC 2008
On Jan 4, 2008, at 9:35 AM, ryan patterson wrote:
> Here is an announcement people might find interesting. Apparently
> the next slingbox device (so called "Slingbox PRO HD") will capture
> 1080i video through its analog component inputs and compress it with
> a realtime hardware solution. Check it out. . .
> Attention: Before you reply and tell me, "You are stupid. The
> slingbox PRO down grades the HD signal into a lower
> resolution. . .", read the article. That was the "slingbox PRO" the
> is the this is the "slingbox PRO HD".
> Even if there is no way to use this with MythTV it is still really
> good news. It shows that a cheap hardware solution for capturing
> and compressing an HD analog signal is soon to hit the market. How
> long until some company (Hauppauge, Aver, Asus, Gigabyte, etc.)
> makes a cheap PCI-E card that does this for us? Personally I would
> love silicon dust to make a HDhomerun type device that uses this
> setup. (hint, hint)
One has to wonder what the point is of taking in 1080i and outputting
1080i again. Especially at a $400 price point.
Taking in 1080i and compressing to an internet-friendly stream like my
Solo does makes sense to me.
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