[mythtv-users] DISH 811 and Myth
bch123 at vanguardits.com
Tue Aug 10 01:05:04 EDT 2004
I live probably close to 75 miles from the nearest TV station broadcasting
in HD. Maybe not quite that far but close. Plus I live on the side of a
large hill surrounded by other hills. I do have a large directional
antenna however I can't even pull in a really clear SD signal from these
stations. I really doubt I could pull in an HD signal.
I have had both DirecTV and Dish Network and I'll stay with Dish. I am
much happier with their service. There are also political reasons which I
won't get into over this.
Thanks for your help. Unfortunately it looks like MythTV isn't right for me.
> Brian wrote:
>>Hello. I am considering making a Myth box however I'm not sure if I will
>>be able to do what I want. I have a 55" Mitsubishi HDTV however I don't
>>have a receiver or OTA antennae to get HD. I plan to purchase the
>>I can finally take advantage of HDTV. I could get Dish Networks HD
>>package however I doubt I will be able to pull in any OTA HD signals. I
>>live in the country so Dish is my only option.
> Or Directv. Does "in the country" mean that you are more than 75 miles
> from your broadcast digital TV stations? If not, you may be able to
> pick them up with a directional UHF antenna (of course as long as they
> are UHF). If this is an option take a look at http://pchdtv.com for a
> card that works with mythtv.
>>Here's the problem. I currently have a standard def PVR going into my TV
>>and I would lose the PVR if I got the 811. Is it possible to use the HD
>>part of the 811 with Myth to record HD?
>> Is anyone doing this?
> There is not currently any hardware capable of this.
>>it outputs HD through either DVI or component. The Hauppauge PVR250
>>doesn't have inputs for that. Would I have to get a DVI/Component to
> The Dish receiver may also output Svideo (I know the Directv receiver
> does), in addition to the HD outputs (DVI/component). However this will
> only give you ~480 output.
>> Would that affect quality?
>> Is there anything I am
>>missing? I wouldn't think I am asking to do something out of the
> You aren't asking anything out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, a lot of
> people have been asking for it but it has not appeared. Things will
> become even more complicated in July 2005 when the broadcast flag is
> implemented (search the archives for more info on that
>>I thought about buying the Dish921 however if I'm going to spend $1000 on
>>a PVR, I would rather put the money towards Myth.
> Or the HD DirecTivo. Can record 2 HD or 2 SD or 1 HD/1SD
> simultaneously. I haven't seen the Dish PVR myself, but have heard that
> it doesn't even come close to Tivo functionality (or Myth).
>>Thanks for your help.
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