[mythtv-users] Encrypted HD channels

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 16:45:06 UTC 2007

On 1/4/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2007, at 6:55 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >>  But "analog capture" of HD  material means an HD-capable encoder.
> > Or a STB that does S-Video/Composite/(otherwise NTSC-compliant) output
> > and settling for SDTV.
> And if you pull the high-performance engine out of a Porsche 911 and
> install the 4-cylinder motor from a 1962 VW beetle you will get
> better mileage.
> But what's the point in that ?

you still get the handling and some of the other performance
characteristics of the porsche.

Basically, you can at least record the channel, and the quality is
damned good for not being HD, basically its "DVD" quality. The
downconversion the Motorola DCT's do is very good, and with the proper
recording settings on your PVR card the recording is good. I record
some of the InHD MOJO shows this way, so that at least I can watch

As well, lets say your going to record something on TNT, I'd much
rather have the TNTHD downconverted version than the regular TNT
broadcast, the quality will be much better, especially for the shows
they carry that are actually HD. ie. I'd rather have a Porsche 914
(you know, the one with the VW engine, like the 356A's...) than a VW
Type 4 (which shared the 914's engine).

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