[mythtv-users] Preparing for HDTV in 2005
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Mon Aug 16 23:30:31 EDT 2004
> Well, what are you recording with the pvr-250? Was it content that was
> previously encoded with MPEG2? If so, what bit rate did the origional
> stream use? Something lean line 2Mbit/sec? Artifacts that arise from
> MPEG2 decoding do not compress well.
I'm not, don't have a pvr-250 yet (but that's another issue). And yes,
I'm aware that there will be quality loss. Just replying to your
comment saying that I wouldn't want to do so (since clearly, many people
do) because the quality would be "sub par"
> I'd rather keep the stream digital until it goes to the display device.
Of course. But there's currently no way to do that in the US.
> Wrong. I work in the cable TV industry. I design the hardware. This is
> exactly why the FCC put firewire ports on the set-tops. It was meant to
> transfer MPEG data to the TV so it could decode it. Don't forget that
> the FCC also mandated that ALL TV's made after July 2007 will have DTV
> tuners. DVT tuner not only means a VSB demodulator, but also a MPEG2
Ah. I stand corrected. I just assumed that the data coming out would
be raw DV, not mpeg.
> No. Don't confuse decoding with encoding.
oops, my bad. I misread that (that's what I get for replying to emails
while I'm supposed to be concentrating on work)
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