[mythtv-users] Re: EFF calls for developers for MythTV
cwatson at linkline.com
Thu Jul 8 00:50:33 EDT 2004
Wendy Seltzer wrote:
> At 3:09 PM -0400 7/6/04, Doug Larrick wrote:
>> Read the article more carefully. They are asking for help with
>> *HDTV*, due to the broadcast flag going active in a year. This FCC
>> policy will make it illegal to design and sell new hardware for a PC
>> that's capable of receiving or processing HDTV signals.
> Thanks for all the interest here. Yes, our project is focused around
> U.S. HDTV because the FCC's broadcast flag will restrict the
> capabilities of tuner devices a year from now -- and, as Doug
> describes, will prevent the manufacture or import into the US of any
> broadcast HDTV tuner cards that could be used with MythTV, because
> those cards aren't "robust against user modification" and give the
> full digital output for recording. Systems we build now will serve as
> benchmarks against which we can compare the limited capabilities of
> next year's consumer electronics.
> Our hope is to work with folks here to identify and solve current
> problems with HDTV setup, and to help enhance guides like Jarod's and
> builds like KnoppMyth to make the system easier for a newcomer to
> install. At the same time, we expect our effort to contribute to the
> overall Myth project and help other Myth setups too.
With the current release of KnoppMyth, all one has to do is install the
kernel w/ pcHDTV support. The next release will have pcHDTV support in
the default kernel.
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