[mythtv-users] Firewire no longer required on HD STBs

Kichigai kichigaimentat at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 17:14:31 UTC 2010

It doesn't. eSATA is a hard disk communication interface, not a  
generic communications interface.

On Jun 29, 2010, at 12:10 PM, "James L" <bjlockie at lockie.ca> wrote:

>> On Jun 29, 2010, at 11.49, Justin Johnson wrote:
>> I doubt it. I see Firewire going more of the way of SCSI: used in
>> industrial/professional capacity. Apple and DOS/Windows/etc makers  
>> stopped
>> including SCSI as the standard hard disk access architecture on their
>> personal computers because PATA was cheaper, and delivered adequate
>> performance for the user. USB is slowly replacing Firewire in a  
>> similar
>> capacity, but in the professional environment, FireWire is still
>> indispensable. It's still on professional video cameras, a surprising
>> number of professional digital audio boards, and high capacity,  
>> high-speed
>> hard disks. Granted, in a lot of applications, such as
>> professional/prosumer tapeless HD video, are offering USB as an  
>> option, a
>> majority have Firewire as well.
>>> --Justin Johnson
> How does esata compare to firewire for video?
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