[mythtv-users] Was: 5C - DOH! Now: Set Top Box Passthrough/Converter Solution Device

Asher freedenizen at gmail.com
Fri May 11 17:00:42 UTC 2007

On 5/11/07, jedi at mishnet.org <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> He's just talking about making a universal switchbox.
> The cost would probably outweigh the value.
> It's got to have he output hardware onboard because it's not
> attached to anything else. It's not a "card". More than anything
> else it looks like something akin to a macrovision descrambler.
> Something that could descramble encrypted HDMI and ATSC would be
> quite cool and rather useful and probably very illegal.

The see the need as a device that will take component and analog or
digital audio and output an MPEG2 compliant stream (most likely over
ieee1394).  I don't think that would be illegal, there is high end
broadcast equipment that does this, but it doesn't just do this, and
is usually in the USD$10000-20000 range.  Systems that can encode
1080/720 MPEG2 in realtime just tend to be expensive and hard to find.
 The cable company STBs already have component out, so you aren't
bypassing any encryption.

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