[mythtv-users] IPad and mythtv.

Raymond Wagner 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.

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