[mythtv-users] Upgrading to HD

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Nov 30 14:29:45 UTC 2007

On Nov 30, 2007, at 6:19 AM, Josh wrote:

> That's not any fun! What's the road block? Are you unable to control  
> the HD receiver with Myth or something?

Unlike cable companies that are required by the FCC to offer Firewire  
output from their STB's, satellite companies are under no obligation  
to output HD video in any sort of format that is readable by anything  
other than a TV. Therefore, they offer HD output from their box as  
HDMI and Component (and probably s-video which is standard def).  
There's no cost-effective way to capture HD content via HDMI or  
Component from the box. It's better explained in the many other  
threads on the list about this very same topic. :)

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