[mythtv-users] mythtv & the future of HD

Doug Young goofdad at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 19:44:06 UTC 2007

On Nov 14, 2007 11:28 AM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics
<steve at priorityelectronics.com> 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.
> -Steve

Never say never...
I'm planning on taking the HD plunge come tax time, going with a
front-projection system, driven by myth, for my finished basement, and
a flatscreen upstairs (maybe 2...we'll see).

I will most likely be getting a coulple of modified Dish ViP-211's
from http://www.nextcomwireless.com/r5000/home.htm.  Sure...they're
pricey, but I'll get all my available content in HD on a box that I
own and not at the whim of my cable provider.  Their myth support
currently leaves something to be desired, but they -are- willing to
work to get it better.  The only downside is you have to run a Windoze
box in the middle, as their proprietary software only runs there.
Personally, I have no problems with that, so I expect my myth
experience to carry over indefinately.


For those of you adding this up on your fingers (and toes...and...),
yes, I expect a large refund.  :-)

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