gallatin at cs.duke.edu
Tue Aug 30 03:11:46 CEST 2005
(Apologies for loosing threading, I just joined and am replying from
Michael Krufky wrote:
> FusionHDTV5 GOLD: I was able to sneak analog support for this board
> into 2.6.13, but DVB support requires the newer version of the analog
> driver, found in video4linux cvs. Yes, I *did* say that DVB support
> requires an analog update, not a DVB update. I'd rather not explain
> this now -- it's a long story. Mac Michaels wrote the driver for the
> LGDT3303 frontend (used in all of these boards), and that driver will
> be included in 2.6.13, but disabled for FusionHDTV5 Gold.
I've looked at the Dvico site, and I've done some googling, and read
past threads on this board, but I'm a little confused. How does the
analog tuner fit into the picture? Specifically:
1) Can one use the analog tuner to pick up normal VHF or UHF or analog
US cable broadcasts?
2) Assuming yes to #1, does the analog tuner include a hardware encoder
like a WinTv 250 or 150? Or is it a software tuner? Does it
require the use of a sound card while recording to handle audio?
3) Can the analog and digital tuners be used at the simultaneously? Eg,
could I record a QAM-256 HDTV stream at the same time, and with
the same card as I record an analog cable channel?
Sorry for being fuzzy about analog tuners. I've only ever used a
dvb card; the analog cards are still pretty mysterious to me.
Also, looking at the Dvico site, I get the impression that the Gold
can offload Mpeg2 -> DivX transcoding. Can anything take advantage
of this on Linux?
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