[mythtv-users] OT: ATSC/QAM Encode to distribute HD over longer runs.
rogerheflin at gmail.com
Fri May 9 17:36:58 UTC 2008
Larry on the Dell Laptop wrote:
> Getting the program content encoded in ATSC/QAM format is just the
> first step. Then you have to find a box/board/appliance that is a
> miniature TV transmitter that takes as input your encoded digital stream
> then transmits this stream on say Ch 22. That output could then be
> pushed down your coax using standard cable tv technology.
> But why not use wifi to distribute your digital content. I'm on the
> end of a six mile 5.8 GHz link that delivers my internet. No license
> required, modest antenna size. Made by Trango. RJ45 digital input
> and output, you'd need a pair of them.
That solves nothing at all.
You still have to have a HD capable device on the far end to decode it, and
still have the noise issue, and have to have a HD capable PC for each TV you
want to view things on. Right now if you want to do this, it is simple to do
with wires and an HD capable PC.
With a ATSC encoder box, any ATSC capable TV can decode it so each channel can
be viewed anywhere in the house. I currently do this with NTSC signals, and it
is very nice to not have to have a box in each room, and to have all TV be in
sync if you are moving from room to room. So long as you have remotes that
are unique it can be done with more than one channel.
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