[mythtv] Semi-OT: Which HDTV card to buy for Myth?
rtjacob at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 30 14:27:13 EST 2005
Quoting Cory Papenfuss <papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu>:
> From what I've read on it today, it has a subset MPEG decoder. It
> won't play video, but it will interpret enough of the MPEG-TS stream to
> filter out specific PIDs. In other words, if one is receiving a station
> that has a simultaneous SD and HD within the same "channel," then the card
> itself can choose only one or the other.
The Flexcop handles the MpegTransport Stream. It is not a "subset MPEG
decoder". The flexcop can filter up to 38 PIDs at the same time. This means
you can record more than 1 station at a time. If you exceed 38 pids then you
are in trouble. Most channels will be 2 PIDs (Audio + Video). So you do the
All digital TV cards do not do anything with Mpeg. They are simply transporting
a datastream. It could be anything they send, it just happens to be Mpeg we use
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