[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Wed Jan 24 05:45:39 UTC 2007

On 23 Jan 2007, at 23:50, Lonnie Borntreger wrote:
> ...
> I'm thinking that someday I might actually get a HDTV capable set.
> However, with all the DRM crap that is coming into vogue, I'm  
> afraid of
> getting something that won't "trust" my frontend, and will end up  
> with a
> crappy display.

The DRM crap doesn't affect MythTV, as no TV can be expected to trust  
Linux to do HDCP.

There are lots of TVs that will do HD at 1920  1080 or 1386 x 780  
when connected to Myth, provided you've got the content. It's not  
worth listing models unless you're planning on purchasing within the  
next 3 months, otherwise prices and models will have changed by the  
time you come to buy.

DVD's are playable under Lunux using DeCSS (or similar); if the  
encryption for HD-DVD or blue-ray is broken then that, too, will be  
playable under Linux at its full resolution. It seems unlikely that  
licensed HD-DVD or blue-ray software will be sold for Linux, however  
"trustworthy" your TV.

Nevertheless, there does seem to be plenty of HD content available  
unencrypted from cable TV. Your concern should be whether your  
digital TV supplier offers it.


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