[mythtv-users] HDMI capture device

Willy Boyd willyboyd at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 18:41:03 UTC 2007

Good to know.  I'll know what to expect when I finally upgrade to an
HD box from TW.

To take this a step further, what's to stop someone from using a
Component->HDMI transcoder to feed input to this thing?  Of course
~$500 overall just ain't worth it for me, but some might consider that
close to "consumer" level.

But I think you hit the nail on the head when you wrote "hardware
_encoding_ capture cards..."  Just like the original poster stated,
this does no compression.  So disk and/or processor would also become
big cost factors.

On 1/11/07, Jake Palmer <jakep_82 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From: "Willy Boyd" <willyboyd at gmail.com>
> >
> >On 1/11/07, Jake Palmer <jakep_82 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > So this card isn't HDCP compliant yet you're going to somehow record
> > > protected content?  Good luck.
> >
> >UH... the way I read it, that poster was stating "Most HDTV thru STB
> >are dont use HDCP!", in other words, for now most HD content through
> >the STB is not using HDCP over HDMI.  Now whether or not that's true I
> >have no clue, as I'm still doing analog recording myself.  But
> >still...  Doesn't look like it to me he was suggesting being able to
> >record HDCP content at all.
> It's not true.  Check this link for someones experience with Comcast,
> Motorola, HDMI and HDCP.
> http://ghelf.wordpress.com/2006/12/21/comcastmotorola-hdcp-issues-via-hdmi/
> Long story short, the media companies aren't stupid.  HDMI from a STB uses
> HDCP.  The only true loophole is analog, but hardware encoding component
> capture cards don't exist in consumer form.  So once again I say good luck.
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