[mythtv-users] New and Green here. Looking for your suggestions and experience w/MythTV.

Mudit Wahal mwahal at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 18:32:55 UTC 2005

If Mike wants HD:

Tivo does't have a HD ready box for cable yet (dont know about OTA,
but I searched and couldn't find any). HD-Tivo is only available from
dish/direct (sat. companies) -- they are only selling it, not renting
it AFAIK (price is $600 ??).

Cable companies are supplying their own HD-DVR (time warner, comcast,
etc) ($8-10/month rental .. on top of exorbitant cable charges)

On 6/22/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Kelly wrote:
> >>Third, if possible I'd like the HD out to be both DVI and component if that
> >>is possible.
> >>
> >>
> >DVI will not get you 1080i
> >
> >
> Should work...  Single-link DVI has a maximum resolution of
> 1920x1080 at 60Hz (double the frame rate of 1080p30 and effectively double
> 1080i) while a dual-link DVI connection has a maximum resolution of
> 2048x1536 at 60Hz/1920x1080 at 85Hz.  (Straight from the horse's mouth at
> http://www.ddwg.org/dvi.html )
> Note, also, that HDMI's video connection is--for all practical
> purposes--DVI-D single link.  And, HDMI was designed for ATSC High Def
> signal transfer.
> >>If you could suggest the most user friendly hardware to get this project
> >>going, I would be very appreciative.
> >>
> >>
> >Tivo
> >
> >
> Agreed.  If you just want an easy solution, go TiVo.  If you're doing it
> to learn about Linux, video, audio, MPEG (2 and 4 and perhaps eventually
> 7), NTSC, ATSC, ALSA, and much, much more, go MythTV.  Or, if you're
> really lucky, find a friend who wants a MythTV box and wants to learn
> and have him/her build two.  :)
> Mike
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