[mythtv-users] MythTV and HDTV future

jason maxwell decepticon at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 15:52:18 UTC 2007

On 3/4/07, Brad Templeton <brad+myth at templetons.com> wrote:
> Well, there are reasons for things looking up and down.
> o) It seems more and more likely that an analog capture card
> for HDTV will appear in a year or two.  It's possible to build
> now at an affordable price, but it needs somebody to see the
> market.   As long as you can get your box with analog outputs,
> this will mean the ability to record -- with transcoding, alas, so
> it will never be quite as nice as a locked PVR in this dept.
> o) On the other hand, they do want to get rid of analog outputs
> a few years down the road, and the arrival of these cards will
> push them to do it -- perhaps
> o) On the gripping hand, the war against DRM is doing better.
> More and more poeple are starting to talk about taking it away
> from music downloads.   Video will face pressure next.
> o) On the 4th hand, you will be able to get a lot of this content
> for download from the net, soon in HD.  And on HD DVDs -- which
> it seems will be cracked like low res DVDs before too long.  So
> wait a bit.

no need to wait. there are already full res HD DVD rips on bittorrent.

> o) On the 5th hand, I have just decided I watch enough TV and
> simply don't buy premium channels that they won't let me record
> on my Mythbox.   The more people say that, the more they will
> realize that DRM loses real customers.
> In fact, once content becomes more available legally online, I
> may just drop cable altogether and rely on OTA, DVD rental and
> online download.
> o) Or you can get a hacked satellite box.  That's what most people
> do who are addicted to premium HD channels.   It's a lot of money,
> though.
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