[mythtv-users] I'm an HD Idiot.. Help me out
memmott at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 03:26:38 UTC 2007
On 9/16/07, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/16/07, Ben Kevan <ben.kevan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > First, wanted to appologize for the first email that sent out,
> > accidently hit
> > hotkey in Kmail to send the email.. Doh!
> > So,
> > I am in the process of not only making a Myth box, but also looking for
> > a new
> > TV.
> > I am going to point to a few TV's:
> > Westinghouse LVM-37w3
> > http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/westinghouse-lvm-37w3/4852-6482_7-31948531.html?tag=uolst
> > To me, it isn't really a TV, but a Computer Monitor with TV
> > capabilities. This
> > is evident due to the lack of the ASTC / QAM and NTSC Tuners..
> > Here is another TV:
> > Sharp LC 37D62U
> > http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sharp-lc-37d62u-37/4505-6482_7-32334936.html?tag=prod.txt.1
> > True HDTV with built in tuners 8500:1 Contrast compared to the
> > Westinghouse's
> > 1000:1
> > So.. I guess my question is..
> > If I get the Westinghouse (which is lovely on the budget) how will I get
> > HD to
> > it? Does the MythTV box act as the HD NTSC Tuner for the TV? or will I
> > have
> > to get a HD Box from my cable company?
> > I know this really isn't an av list.. But just thought I'd ask.
> > Ben
> > --
> > How much can you know about yourself, you've never been in a fight? I
> > don't
> > wanna die without any scars. So come on; hit me
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> yes your myth box will act as the HD box. You install tuners then output
> the video via S-Video/Composite/component/HDMI/DVI.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe with the above setup you'll
only get over the air HD channels via ATSC (Antenna) or QAM (Unencrypted HD
over cable). With my new Vivitek tv on Charter in Massachusetts, I'm only
able to pull three HD channels without a box at the moment. I have a post on
this list earlier today with more details. I don't believe there's a
solution to get encrypted HD onto the mythbox unless there's a cable box
that can output via coax or some other means that a MythTV machine can
input. I'm new to the HD side of things so please correct me if I'm
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