[mythtv-users] PVR-350 questions...

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Fri Aug 27 09:00:14 EDT 2004


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> Mark Watts wrote:
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> >>>4) If I bought another tuner card (for satilite tv - probably a Pinnacle
> >>>PCTV Sat CL), would MythTV be able to use the hardware acceleration part
> >>>of the PVR-350 to encode the steams from the other card to disk?
> >>>(basically, does it treat the PVR-350 as a hardware mpeg2 accelerator
> >>>card?)
> >>
> >> Probably "nope".
> >
> >Ok, whats the likelyhood that a Satilite TV card will have its own MPEG2
> >encode stuff?
>
> A satelite card will provide you with either a DVB TS or a Program
> Stream. In either case MPEG2 compatible. They receive an MPEG2 Transport
> Stream....
>
> Rudy

Ah yes, I'd forgotten that they pluck the mpeg2 stream out of the air and onto 
disk with little to no conversion.

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Mark Watts
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ Trusted Information Management
Trusted Solutions and Services group
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