[mythtv-users] Need new Capture card...

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Oct 19 14:34:14 UTC 2009

On Monday 19 October 2009 08:10:04 jedi wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 09:53:41AM -0400, Ken Bass wrote:
> > Andre Newman wrote:
> >> On 19 Oct 2009, at 14:39, Ken Bass wrote:
> >>
> >> I thought you guys turned all that off a few months ago?
> >
> > Basic cable channels are still unencrypted analog. It was over the air
> > analog broadcast that was discontinued.
> ...even for that use case, an HD-PVR is not a bad option. It has the
> necessary inputs and what you will end up with is nicely compressed
> and can be played back on pretty meagre hardware. Plus you would be
> ready for HD. You could eventually record those same channels off of
> the component inputs later (HD or SD).

Generally h264 (what the HD-PVR produces) requires more CPU horsepower to play 
back than MEPG2, especially at the highest bitrate of the HD-PVR.

By "Meagre hardware", do you mean VDPAU? Or perhaps one of the "other" 
decoding slutions (Broadcom)?

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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