[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.
raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri May 28 00:27:37 UTC 2010
On 5/27/2010 16:33, jedi wrote:
> I figure we're just at a point where portable electronics just haven't
> caught up to the new TV standards yet. 20+ years ago they used to have
> wristwatch devices that could handle (then) state of the art broadcast TV.
ATSC is using a video codec that is nearing 20 years old. It's running
bitrates that any desktop processor made in the past five years has no
trouble decoding. There have been hardware decoder chips for it
available in TVs and STBs for more than a decade. It was purely a
design choice on Apple's part not to support it in the iPhone/iPad.
There are no technical limitations that would have otherwise prevented
them from doing do.
More information about the mythtv-users