[mythtv-users] MythTV and HDTV future

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Sun Mar 4 19:45:17 UTC 2007

On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 10:52:18AM -0500, jason maxwell wrote:
> 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.
> http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/13/181222

I meant legal ones.   Which are coming.  bittorent.com only has
a few small-studio HD files right now, and alas the big studios
are demanding windows DRM anyway, though over time I think they
will soften on this.

Relying on "unofficial" rips for much of your viewing does carry
a bit of risk with it, after all, and besides, the folks who make
these shows do deserve some money for them.   Once they come up with
a really usable product I will be lining up to pay, since cable is
a ripoff at $55 a month.

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