[mythtv-users] HD3000 and High-Def

A JM vbtalent at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 10:41:37 UTC 2005

 What kind of file sizes are you geting with some of your recordings?
 The real question that I want to ask is it worth it? I meanshould I spend 
the time and money trying to get this to work?
 Anyone else dealing with a QAM connection that could shed some light on the 
subject? What's the facts onbuying your own cable box? Can you do digital 
and HD that way?

 On 9/1/05, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote: 
> On 8/31/05, A JM <vbtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm looking for some background on HD since I currently only run in SD.
> >
> > Can someone give me the lay of the land as far as being able to recieve 
> HD
> > and watch HD? I "assume", bad word on my behalf, that by owning an HD 
> card
> > (HD2000- HD3000) that the "decoding" portion of the signal is complete 
> all
> > that is left is the actual signal?
> I've got an HD3000 and I use an OTA antenna, NOT my cable companies cable 
> (QAM).
> You plug either your cable company fed cable into the card, OR a cable
> running from (usually) a large roof top antenna. The cable company is
> called QAM, the antenna is called OTA, I seem to remember seeing it
> also called 8VSB. The HD3000 supports both.
> > We currenly have cable but do not use a cable box so we only get 
> channels
> > below 70, I think it's with Insight Cable. Do you need a box or other
> > hardware to recieve the signal or just plug and play?
> This should be a plug and play thing, at least as far as that goes.
> You will need to configure your card correctly within myth, but I
> think that part is obvious.
> > Thanks for any insight the group can give.
> Insight, funny choice of words since that's your provider ;)
> The card is great. Getting the DVB drivers all running happily
> together can be a bit cumbersome for about 30 minutes, but the more I
> do it, the faster I can iron out the creases it seems. I have yet to
> use QAM at all, but from what I have read around here, on the AVS
> forums and from a few different miscellaneous pages, it provides more
> options and includes all the options that are available OTA. I have
> about 4 other capture cards that do my non-HD stuff for me, so I don't
> bother to see if the grass is greener or not.
> Good Luck!
> > AJM,
> > _______________________________________________
> Chad
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