[mythtv-users] mythtv & the future of HD

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Nov 14 19:35:38 UTC 2007

On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:28 AM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
> You surely don't have espn, mtv, mtv2, tnt, tbs, hd net, all those  
> channels are in HD. Also, you can get many more HD channels now  
> like HBO, Showtime, and many more. Since there is no way to get  
> these HD channels on myth, and since more and more channels will be  
> going to HD, i was wondering how mythtv users would cope with not  
> having HD channels except for the free local stations. In a few  
> years, most of the stations will be in HD. Right now it's mostly  
> fine, cause you don't miss much, but I'm talking about a few years  
> down the line.

There are going to be set-top boxes that can downconvert HD to SD for  
quite a while to come, so recording HD at SD resolution is one  
option.  Not a very good one, maybe, but a lot of us still have SD  
sets anyway.  I know I don't plan on dropping $900 on a new TV any  
time soon.

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