[mythtv-users] Analog HD capture with realtime hardware compression
RobertCL at iname.com
Fri Jan 4 18:32:34 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 10:05 -0800, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2008, at 9:57 AM, ryan patterson wrote:
> > On Jan 4, 2008 12:48 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>
> > wrote:
> > 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.
> > Gee I don't know. Maybe one would like to record from an HD cable
> > or satellite box then watch the recording on their HDTV later. Wait
> > wait no, people would never want to do that. A personal video
> > recorder device like that would never be viable.
> I meant what does SLING hope their customers will do with this
> ability? Their whole business model is built on the ability to take
> high-res video and compress it to stream to lower-bandwidth devices.
I know a few people who use a sling box to stream video around their
homes rather than paying extra subscriptions to their satellite
providers for a multiroom setup. I guess it would make sense for them
if they wanted to stream HD content around the home.
Personally, I'd rather have MythTV do that for me, but I guess Sling
would be "simpler" for the average consumer.
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