[mythtv-users] pvrcompanion.com component video capture

Michael D. O'Brien obrienmd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 19:34:26 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:18 AM, David George <david at thegeorges.us> wrote:

> A lot of people have been asking about it, so I thought it best to just
> post a message to the list to let everyone know that we have stopped
> development of the HD component video capture device.  We may still
> release all or part of it as a hobbyist project, but the hardware cost
> of materials was too high to make a competitive product.  The device
> itself was based on an Arm processor with Analog video compression chips
> (required two of them for 1080i) and a TI video processing chip.  We
> were also considering an Arm-based frontend using the same chips that
> would decompress the MJPEG2000 and output component/DVI/HDMI, but with
> the amount of MPEG2 and H264 material that just wasn't a good option.
> The final nail in the coffin came with the nVidia VDPAU release.  Now
> that low-power machines will soon be able to decode H264 (in addition to
> MPEG2) it just no longer makes sense to develop this as a product.
> Thank you to everyone that showed interest.  I am sorry we weren't able
> to produce a cost-effective product.

I hate to hear this...  I was really looking forward to a network-based
component encoder...
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