[mythtv-users] [OT] Trancoding 'live'

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 16:24:33 EST 2005

The best bang for the buck upgrade path is probably to just upgrade the CPU
on your frontend to something that can handle HD decoding.

On 12/4/05, glen martin <lists at locutory.org> wrote:
> glen martin wrote:
> >Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >
> >
> >My front-end can't support HD playback, and my TV can't display it. But
> >I like the aspect ratio and extra channels (eg. 5 subchannels on PBS) of
> >ATSC.
> >
> >
> >>your best option for "live" transcoding from ATSC -> NTSC is plugging
> >>the S-Video/Composite out of your cable box into a PVR-x50.  If you're
> >>using OTA instead of cable, you could get a STB ATSC receiver (like
> >>
> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7292146&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03022&id=1118840815760
> >>-- note that I don't recommend this one as I've never used it, but
> >>it's the type of thing you would need).
> >>
> >>
> >That's an approach I hadn't considered. So for OTA use, I could get
> >something like this standalone ATSC receiver, set it for 480i output,
> >feed that into a PVR-250 through the s-video input, and use MythTV as
> >usual including pause etc. Interesting. I had a mental block on that,
> >but seems obvious once you suggest it.
> >
> >
> The only downside seems to be a roundtrip through analog between the
> external box and the PVR-250.
> glen
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