[mythtv-users] capture card for DirecTV

Jeremy Tietsort jr at tietsort.org
Sat Dec 9 22:27:09 UTC 2006

On 12/9/06, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Dec 9, 2006, at 3:08 PM, Jeremy Tietsort wrote:
> > I actually don't know yet.  I don't have any HD tuners or TV sets at
> > this point, so it's all just future proofing.     I'm assuming that
> > it's possible to get HD off of DirecTV and onto Myth, but I don't know
> > for sure.
> Bad assumption. Unless the DirecTV box has Firewire output, and I
> have never heard of one that does, the only way is to encode
> uncompressed HD video out of an HDMI or component output.
> This can be done, but the equipment cost is out of reach for most
> consumers (many thousands of $US).

Okay, lesson learned.  I haven't cared much about HD to this date and
sounds like I won't need to for some time.  :)

Thanks all....

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