[mythtv-users] UK Freview HD isers - what specs are your frontends
watkinshome at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 08:47:43 UTC 2007
On 30/03/07, David Campbell <dave at cpfc.org> wrote:
> Stroller wrote:
> > On 29 Mar 2007, at 14:00, David Campbell wrote:
> >>> ...
> >>> A DVB-S card will allow you to record hi-def BBC and all the other
> >>> free-to-air channels on satellite. You _may_ be able to record Sky
> >>> using an appropriate 3rd-part CAM card, but even if you prefer to use
> >>> the Sky box a 4-way LNB will allow you to use the disk for that & for
> >>> MythTV at the same time.
> >> This is very interesting but I am a little lost.
> >> Can you explain the differences between the DVB-T and DVB-S ...
> > DVB-T stands for "Digital Video Broadcast - Terrestrial", DVB-S for
> > "Digital Video Broadcast - Satellite".
> > As you connect a DVB-T card to a freeview aerial to receive digital
> > freeview TV, you connect a DVB-S card to a satellite dish to receive
> > digital channels on the Sky satellite. Some of the channels on Sky
> > are encrypted, mostly the "for pay" ones, but the selection of free
> > channels is compatible with those available via freeview.
> > As I understand it the Sky dish is mounted on the wall & mounted on
> > an arm in front of it is an "LNB". A co-axial cable connects the LNB
> > to the DBV-S card; dual- and quad-LNBs are available which allow
> > multiple co-axial cables to be connected to multiple TV cards. Can
> > anyone confirm whether this is correct?
> >> ... and how
> >> DVB-S would allow a system incapable of decoding H264 to be able to
> >> do it?
> > Ah, sorry - it wouldn't. I didn't see that mentioned in the post I
> > replied to.
> >> I already have a Sky dish - just no Sky HD box.
> > I believe the you could fairly easily & cheaply receive some
> > satellite channels, then.
> I'm missing the whole relevance to UK HD with the DVB-S discussion.
DVB-S is currently a way of receiving the BBC HD channel free of
charge across the UK.
UK users in south east London (Crystal Palace transmitter) can
recieve it using DVB-T (freeview).
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