[mythtv-users] Analog HD capture with realtime hardware compression
myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 4 18:05:19 UTC 2008
On Jan 4, 2008, at 9:57 AM, ryan patterson wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2008 12:48 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>
> 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.
> Gee I don't know. Maybe one would like to record from an HD cable
> or satellite box then watch the recording on their HDTV later. Wait
> wait no, people would never want to do that. A personal video
> recorder device like that would never be viable.
I meant what does SLING hope their customers will do with this
ability? Their whole business model is built on the ability to take
high-res video and compress it to stream to lower-bandwidth devices.
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