[mythtv-users] HD over FireWire Questions

Kichigai Mentat kichigai at comcast.net
Sat Jan 14 21:58:38 UTC 2006

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Hello. I once read the thread about the advantages of using a HD  
FireWire capture, even if you don't have an HDTV.

I'm curious, is there any way to make sure the captured stream is  
scaled down to standard def (or at least 740x480)? I am using an XBox  
as a front-end unit in my house, and I'm a little worried about using  
it with an HD capture. I've heard that the XBox is incapable of  
handling an HD stream (though I'm pretty sure I managed to play a  
downloaded HD video in XBMC), and I'd rather not have to build a  
whole new front-end box.

At the moment, my back-end is a Celeron 650 MHz with 256 MB of RAM,  
capturing with a Hauppauge PVR-150 off of an analog cable line. I'm a  
little bit of a quality Nazi, and I considered looking into getting a  
digital cable box (not just so I could get some of those digital  
cable channels, but simply to clean up the incoming signal), and I  
remembered the FireWire/HD thread.

Thanks for all your help.

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