[mythtv-users] HDTV resolution capturing question

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Mon Oct 4 04:17:56 EDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 10:17:27AM -0600, Brandon Beattie wrote:
> HDTV MPEG-2 encoders do exist, and run about $30,000.  Your local TV
> stations broadcasting HDTV will have them.  Don't expect to see anything
> sub $5k for about 2 years and sub $500 for about 5-10 years.  Encoding
> 1080i resolution is a beast.  Chances are we'll start doing it with raw
> CPU in about 2-3 years.  A 3.2 GHZ processor encodes 1080i at about
> 1/7th realtime speed right now.

You don't need an MPEG2 encoder at home because the cable station is
transmitting MPEG2 to you anyway. Just need a demodulator for it, and a

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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