[mythtv-users] Analog HD capture with realtime hardware compression

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 4 17:48:02 UTC 2008

On Jan 4, 2008, at 9:35 AM, ryan patterson wrote:

> Here is an announcement people might find interesting.  Apparently  
> the next slingbox device (so called "Slingbox PRO HD") will capture  
> 1080i video through its analog component inputs and compress it with  
> a realtime hardware solution.  Check it out. . .
> http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/04/sling-medias-slingbox-pro-hd-slingplayer-for-blackberry-announ/
> Attention:  Before you reply and tell me, "You are stupid.  The  
> slingbox PRO down grades the HD signal into a lower  
> resolution. . .", read the article.  That was the "slingbox PRO" the  
> is the this is the "slingbox PRO HD".
> Even if there is no way to use this with MythTV it is still really  
> good news.  It shows that a cheap hardware solution for capturing  
> and compressing an HD analog signal is soon to hit the market.  How  
> long until some company (Hauppauge, Aver, Asus, Gigabyte, etc.)  
> makes a cheap PCI-E card that does this for us?  Personally I would  
> love silicon dust to make a HDhomerun type device that uses this  
> setup.  (hint, hint)

One has to wonder what the point is of taking in 1080i and outputting  
1080i again. Especially at a $400 price point.
Taking in 1080i and compressing to an internet-friendly stream like my  
Solo does makes sense to me.
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