[mythtv-users] HDTV capture card for Japan?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 21:33:27 UTC 2006

On 9/3/06, Craig Hagerman <craighagerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I haven't been reading this list for some time so I apologize in
> advance if I am going over well-trod ground.
> I have been thinking about buying a new TV and making the move to
> digital cable with HDTV. I know very little about HDTV, plasma TVs, HD
> video cards etc. When I previously built a mythtv box (in Canada) I
> read all the documentation I could find and went with a Hauppauge card
> since it seemed the most popular choice.
> I am wondering if anyone on this list is using mythtv in Japan and if
> so if you can tell me if it is the same as the American system. (The
> documentation page on HDTV starts off "There are a number of HDTV card
> with Linux drivers which are known to operate in the United States..."
> Secondly I am wondering if there is any consensus building in the
> mythtv community about what is the best HDTV capture card? There is a
> table of information about HDTV cards at
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATSC_cards but (1) I don't
> understand all of the terminology (QAM, PID filtering...) listed there
> and (2) there is no discussion on buying advice.
> Any input about the situation in Japan or about setting up and using
> HDTV in general would be appreciated.
> Craig

I believe Japan uses ISDB-T to broadcast their HDTV.
The ATI Theater 650 Pro is the only chipset I know of that supports ISDB-T.

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