[mythtv-users] HDTV on Myth -- is it a "myth?"

Cory Papenfuss papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Mon Oct 11 18:43:07 UTC 2004

> I probably should open a new thread for this but anyway..  I took a
> little trip over to pcHDTV and took a fresh box (except the new hd-3000
> driver was working on this already) and installed Mythtv.  Nothing odd
> came up at all.  Myth started right up, live-tv and recording.  TV
> signals also worked, which the dev from pcHDTV didn't think would work.
> The HD-3000 uses Video4linux 2, and everything but the signal check
> should work using regular v4l.  .. They're going to see why signal
> checking does work. :)  So no need to worry about support for the
> HD-3000, it works right off.
> Now for QAM.  pcHDTV does have the micro code for the QAM on the
> HD-3000 card.  This means support will be coming.  pcHDTV was not able
> to get the microcode (yet?) for the HD-2000 and it's a shot in the dark
> at getting stable QAM support working on the HD-2000, but it's not
> impossible.  It would probably be easier to try and convience them to
> give pcHDTV the microcode than hack at it from how things were stated to
> me.
 	Sounds about right.  Microcode for the Oren chip.  Fairly unloved 
hex code.  As long as QAM support is planned eventually, that sound good.

> Other than QAM, there isn't much difference in what people can expect.
> There's a little more multi-path rejection in the hd-3000, but not
> enough to make a deal of.  That's really all to say.
 	... and 3.3v pci rather than 5v, right?
> Pre-sales are to start in the next week or two, shipping a week or two
> after that.
> --Brandon
 	OK... that's what I was looking for.  I think it was basically a 
cost-reduction and parts-availibility redesign.

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