[mythtv-users] Sat receiver and HD Question

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jul 4 05:16:36 UTC 2007

On 07/04/2007 12:13 AM, Keith Barrett wrote:
> I have read tons of posts, some pretty old, on Sat receiver connections
> to MythTV and the issues regarding recording HD. I agree; until an HDMI
> compressor shows up we have to wait on recording HD content.
> I hope I am correct in assuming that I can still record the HD channel
> output from a DISH or Direct TV receiver from the analog output (in
> 480p)?

480i60 (i.e. NTSC)

> Here's my real question. I'm asking because I do not (yet) subscribe to
> Dish or DirectTV.
> Regardless of how the channels can be recorded in any resolution, how
> do I actually watch the DISH HD channels in high def if my MythTV box
> is between the receiver and the monitor?

You get another DISH receiver that's connected directly to the TV.

>  Would I need to buy an HDMI
> card like <a
> href="http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/">this</a>
> and connect BOTH the DISH receiver analog output to my analog in, and
> the receiver HDMI output to this card's HDMI input, then view the HDMI
> output from my graphics card? If so, I hope that all the non-HD content
> is also being sent to that receiver's HDMI output so I can stay viewing
> one MythTV interface instead of switching based on channel selected.
> If I have a DISH receiver connected to my MythTV via the HDMI and via
> the analog outputs, 
> Forgive me if this question is a bit newbie, but 

Don't think it will work unless you're a kernel driver hacker with way
too much time on your hands.


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