[mythtv-users] OT: DVB/HDTV/Analog tuner cards

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Fri Jul 15 03:55:54 EDT 2005

Phill Edwards wrote:

>>Just wanted to comment/clarify something here.  DVB cards (in my case DVB-T) do
>>not just do HD TV,  They also do standard definition, SD.  In fact, in
>>Australia, it's mostly all SD, as HD is just getting going.  The 720x576 mpeg
>>that I get from SD is very good IMHO.
>Just curious - how do you know you're getting 720x576? Do you have to
>set some configuration somewhere for this or is that just how it comes
>in the broadcast stream? If you transcode it, should the setting be
>720x576 rather than the default of 480x480, or doesn't it matter what
>you set it to?
When I use nuvexport, that's what it tells me the source is.  Yes, I 
believe this is how it comes over the broadcast. I have been advised 
(here) that the myth setting don't effect DVB card recording.

>>As for closed captioning - if you can explain what it is and how to test it, I
>>could try it out for you
>I don't think this works for Australia. There was a recent post saying
>that the CC support patch is for the UK standard. CC is done
>differently in the Aussie DVB broadcasts.

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