1394 and compressing analog Re: [mythtv-users] Beginner Question

Joe Barnhart joebarnhart at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 20 17:54:23 UTC 2004

--- "Joseph A. Caputo" <jcaputo1 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I was under the impression that the FCC mandate
> meant that the FIreWire 
> output had to be unencrypted, though it could be
> downsampled to a lower 
> resolution.  So, you couldn't get HD resolution out
> of the box, but you 
> could at least get direct digital access to some
> form of the content, 
> even if it is only 480i or 720p.

No. 720p IS a "high def" output.  You would get 480
only.  But I hear the cable systems are already
playing fast and loose with their "interpretation" of
the rules, i.e. encrypting some content (e.g.
broadcast stations) that should not be encrypted.

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