[mythtv-users] Capture cards

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Sat Jan 13 08:40:15 UTC 2007

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:29:58 -0500
Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:

> Yes, I too found it confusing.  That's why I thought I would ask as it 
> seemed too good to be true.
> -Rich

It seems very common for cards to be advertised in this way, confusing the hardware and software components. Of course any computer is capable of turning a YUV signal into mpeg-whatever, or any other damned codec & format you want. But telling people that "this card gives you mpeg2 and mpeg4" sells cards to the same people that buy windows systems.

hell they started with making modems cheaper by using your CPU with proprietary hardware, now they think we have cycles to spare for encoding! Sheesh.

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