[mythtv-users] Dish Network and MythTV

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 20:11:53 EST 2005

I don't know much about dish and myth, but I think I can answer your MPEG4

When:  Sometime in the next 12 months.

Rationale:  Better compression is need to fit hundreds of HD channels in
currently available bandwidth.  MPEG4 playback hardware is cheap enough to
satisfy the bean counters.

Etc.:  Current hardware can't decode MPEG4 signals, but the vast majority of
current hardware can't decode MPEG2 HD either.  The SD -> HD changeover
(which is well under way, despite the caterwauling by some Cassandras on
this list) presents a one time opportunity for the sat. companies to upgrade
their tech simultaneously.

On 11/30/05, Robert La Ferla <robertlaferla at comcast.net> wrote:
> Steve Adeff wrote:
> > As well, you won't get any HD channels with the PC tuner cards and when
> they
> > do the switch to MPEG4 you won't be able to tune those channels either.
> >
> Tell me more about the switch including the timeframe, rationale,
> etc...  What current tuner cards will work minus HD/mpeg4?  I have a
> pcHDTV HD3000 card but so far it's just being used for analog cable
> w/tvtime.  I can't get audio out of it without having to use a cable so
> it's pretty crummy.
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