[mythtv-users] DTV HD and myth

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Jul 14 18:52:00 UTC 2007

Chris Ribe wrote:
>     I'm not aware of any HD-capable capture device, Myth compatible or not,
>     that sells for less than several thousand dollars.
>     If you know of such a device I'd love to hear about it.
> This one is $349....
> http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/
> <http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/>
> This one is $995....
> http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/hd/
> This one appears to retail for under $2k....
> http://www.aja.com/html/products_macintosh_kona_LHe.html

Thanks. I guess I'd heard rumblings that such devices were getting
cheaper. I'd seen some units marketed by Avid that were *almost*
reasonable but this is getting affordable.

Looks to me as if these units just capture uncompressed video, it would
take a pretty whomping box to do a good job of HD compression in real
time, so I don't think these are practical for mainstream Myth systems.

Thanks again.


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