[mythtv-users] Okay, slow down, HDTV idiot here...

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Sat Jul 17 09:32:11 EDT 2004

Dean Blackburn wrote:
> Actually, it's not a big deal for me anyway - hdtv has, as far as I can 
> tell, no appreciable goodness for the average viewer (it's not picture 
> quality, it's show quality I worry about... The stuff could be 
> radioplays for all I care, so long as it's good), given all the 
> additional expense. By the time it's the standard, and not an add-on 
> service, no doubt all possible encryption, modulation, etc issues will 
> be hacked to pieces anyway. ;)

Oh it will be interesting all right.  Either what you forsee will be 
true, or those who attempted to make it happen will be in jail. 
Remember that, since this is a US-based standard, there will be no 
European hackers to help us out with a DeCSS-like tool.

If you have not read the broadcast flag decree or any analysis of it, I 
encourage you to do so.  Then go out and buy all sorts of PC-based HDTV 
hardware, even to just put into a closet: to do so after July 2005 will 
become illegal, but existing hardware is grandfathered.


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