[mythtv-users] More DirecTV/MythTV clarification

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 21:36:10 UTC 2007

On 1/10/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2007, at 10:11 AM, notimeinco wrote:
> I apologize for not responding in the thread - I was in digest mode (now
> out) so I'll just start a new one.
> My limited understanding of 169time is that the AVX1 is a bootable OS
> provided on CD.  You can purchase their box (PC) or provide your own.  You
> connect your firewire-enhanced STB to it and the AVX1 emulates a D-VHS
> recorder.  From there, you can tap the HD content with MythTV, etc.  R5000HD
> is rumored to be more robust and seems to also use a D-VHS emulation (under
> WinXP). I also found some discussion of D-VHS/1394 emulation under Linux but
> it was not recent.  The idea was to eliminate the WinXP box and go directly
> to MythTV.
> My question about cabling out of a DirecTV STB was specific to HD.  If I
> assume that HD is only available on an HDMI port, what is the obstacle to
> capture of that content?  Is it encryption?  If HD is available on component
> and/or s-video, is there degradation and how much?
> The obstacle is that there are no consumer-grade cards that can capture
> from an HDMI port. You're looking at a pro card for many thousands of
> dollars if you want to do it.


$250, but drivers?

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