[mythtv-users] HDTV capture card for Japan?

Craig Hagerman craighagerman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 01:36:35 UTC 2006

On 9/4/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Thanks. But the ATI theater 650 does NOT appear on that wiki of cards
that work with Linux. Does this mean it doesn't work with Linux, or
that page isn't up to date?


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