[mythtv-users] CableCard???

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 03:40:46 UTC 2006

On 11/13/06, Chris Ribe <chrisribe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And, given time, as technology matures and the price of HDTV-sized-video
> > encoders drop, we'll be able to capture via component after the cable
> > box decodes the signal.
> I wouldn't count on this ever happening.  There is no market for
> analog high def encoders in the professional sector, so the technology
> has nowhere to trickle down from into the consumer market.
> [snip]
> So, who is going to pay for the development of a low cost analog high
> def encoder chip? I hope someone does, but the clock is ticking.  It
> won't be long before those ubiquitous Y/Pb/Pr outputs start to
> disappear from new products.

You just need three A/D converters, then it's just a matter of having enough
processor power for encoding in software.  Then, as you point out, it
depends on how fast analog outputs disappear.

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