[mythtv-users] HD-PVR component video

Calvin Harrigan charrig_mythtv at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 4 17:52:41 UTC 2008

John Drescher wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Rick <ve1gn at nb.sympatico.ca> wrote:
>>> I'm having a brain fart I think.  I understand how the HD-PVR works to
>>> the computer but how do you go from the computer to the TV?  I don't see
>>> too many video cards with component output.  Do you use DVI > HDMI?
>>> Won't copy prevention defeat that?  I'm confused.
>> STB -> HD-PVR via component -> PC via USB -> [MythTV] -> TV via tv-out
>> It's a tuner that tunes via component instead of coax like cable or
>> other analog sources.
> I assume the one potential problem with this is if cable boxes disable
> the HD component out and use HDMI instead.
> John
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Don't think that will happen.  If it does it wouldn't be such a good 
idea, unless of course they are going to provide you with a new TV 
that'll support HDMI.  Most early mode HDTVs used component input, HDMI 
is relatively new.


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