[mythtv-users] Re: EFF calls for developers for MythTV

Cecil Watson 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.
> Thanks!
> --Wendy
> <http://www.eff.org/broadcastflag/>

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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