[mythtv-users] New to building computers and MythTV

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 16:17:37 UTC 2007

On 3/22/07, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> Rod Smith wrote:
> > On Wednesday 21 March 2007 12:29, Jon Sustar wrote:
> >>> What types of broadcasts do you want to record, HiDef or Standard TV.
> >> Standard TV
> You have not said where you are in the world. If you are in North
> America, you REALLY have to consider the upgrade path you will have to
> follow. Analog signals are going away in the not too distant future and
> digital will be it. "Standard TV' as in 525 line NTSC level content will
>   continue to exist for years but new content will be at higher definition.
> Yes its easy to do a low power analog only box, but you will need more
> CPU power or better video output to do HD.
You did not mention anything about encryption. In my area my cable
company only has 4 or 5 unencrypted channels (ones you can pick up
with a digital tuner)  which are the big networks (which I rarely
watch) so at least for me a digital tuner would be a complete waste of


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