[mythtv-users] The end of analog - Digital Converter Vaporware?
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Jan 23 23:04:43 UTC 2008
> I'm interested to see how this goes. Last time I looked at the
> governments website, they didn't have any eligible boxes listed. Now
> they do have boxes listed (http://www.ntiadtv.gov/cecb_list.cfm), but
> still no retailers to be found (at least near me). If they sell for
> near the $50 the government claims they should, one could get one free
> or cheap (the actual price remains to be seen however). I would get one
> or two. I currently have a pvr-500 and standard analog cable, but
> wouldn't mind adding OTA to the mix even if its analog. (Think free or
> cheap alternative to the hdhomerun or pcHDTV if your like me and don't
> yet have a HD TV). What I really want to see is what the hardware is.
> I assume that this thing basically need the hardware of a digital tuner
> and then a converter to composite/S-vid/coax. I would love to see a
> hardware hack to make one usable as a digital tuner (bypassing the
> conversion to composite/S-vid/coax). Yes I'm cheap, but I can't
> convince myself to spend the money for a hdhomerun (or similar) to get a
> digital version (plus the additional sub-channels) of channels I
> currently get with my pvr-500.
These things *are* a digital, over-the-air, SD tuner. All you need is to connect
the output to your PVR-500.
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