gallatin at cs.duke.edu
Wed Aug 31 16:56:32 CEST 2005
Mac Michaels writes:
> > 1) Can one use the analog tuner to pick up normal VHF or
> > UHF or analog US cable broadcasts?
> Yes. The design of HDTV in the US is to use the same channel
> frequency and bandwidth for both analog and digital
> signals. The same tuner is use on this card for both analog
> and digital TV.
> > 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?
> The CX238801 chip has the hardware encoder for both audio
> and video. Currently the sound sound encoder support is
> under development and you must use a sound card for audio.
Thank you, this is what I was hoping to hear.
> > 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?
> There is nothing to support this on the Gold card unless
> DViCO has changed the design in the last few weeks.
According to http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/eng/Products/ATSC5Gold.aspx
the card "Supports DivX, DVD, MPEG4 conversion from SD/HD stream"
Maybe this is a new card, or that's a feature of their software.
This isn't really that important to me, I was just curious.
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