[linux-dvb] Re: hdtv scanning
rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Mon Nov 6 22:53:39 CET 2006
Klaus Schmidinger writes:
> Benny Amorsen wrote:
> >>>>>> "KS" == Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> writes:
> > KS> The whole HDTV thing is of no interest to me until there is a DVB
> > KS> card that can actually replay HDTV in hardware.
> > Why would it have to be the DVB card doing it? That seems to be the
> > job of the graphics card and the CPU.
> Well, call me old-fashioned, but I believe that for normal
> live tv viewing a DVB card should be able to do the job
> entirely on its own. VDR just tells it which channel to tune
> to and that's it. It's this "take some old PC, put in a DVB card
> and have a digital video recorder" thing ;-).
The only HDTV cards I saw until now will be PCIe. So, this will not work
with old PCs. Some PCIe PC boards are also getting old now though ...
A low power alternative could be to use an HDTV STB running Linux.
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